30 Days to Inspiration (#27: Say You’re Sorry)

March is celebrated as Spiritual Wellness Month. It is a time to reflect on the values, ethics and morals that add value and give meaning to your life. Here at diGJamaica, we’re going on a quest for 30 days of inspiration: extracting the common principles from different religions and systems of belief that help their followers to find inner peace, purpose and direction. Each day for the month of March, we will be sharing another principle with you. Join us as we embark on this journey to spiritual wellness.

What we’ve covered so far:

Say You’re Sorry

‘Sorry’ is not the easiest word to say. Sometimes our pride stops us from admitting that we were wrong, or that even if we were right, we handled a situation badly. That’s why all the world’s major religions encourage us to develop an attitude of humility. A big part of that is saying two simple words: I’m sorry.

Expressing remorse or regret for something is necessary in life because we’re all human and we all make mistakes. We don’t always get everything right. Sometimes we mess up. When we do, the best course of action is a forthright and straightforward apology. Just say you’re sorry. Don’t overthink it. Don’t over-emote. Just admit that you were wrong and you regret it.

This is good for your spiritual wellness. Admitting and owning up to the wrongs you do takes the pressure and burden from you. You will feel so much better when you say the two words that bring balance back into your relationships, and into your life. So don’t be afraid to say you’re sorry when you make a mistake. It will free your spirit, and lighten your soul.