Gratitude Practice with Yoga
A blessed #ThinkingThursday to you kind soul
How often do you find yourself saying “I’m sorry”?
Expressing sincere regrets for breaching boundaries, or being inconsiderate isn’t what I’m meaning here, it’s more the ‘overly’ apologetic in mind
I recall in my youth I would apologize so very much. It really caught my attention when I accidentally kicked a chair and said “I’m sorry”
What’s going on here??
Canadians stereotypically say “I’m sorry, (eh)?”, and for a while I reflected on this
Then someone mentioned that overly apologizing is a trauma response, a symptom of emotional abuse
By saying ‘I’m sorry’, I meant, don’t be mad at me. Don’t stop loving me. Don’t reject me.
I’m shifting my language…
When I’m late, it’s “Thank you for your patience”
When I need to pass someone and it’s close, it’s “Pardon me please, excuse me”
These two shifts have transitioned most of my sorry’s!
This insight and behaviour change has served to empower me, it’s freeing
I’ve been #LovingMyVibe, healing emotional & psychic wounds
My apologies are reserved for genuine connections, when I’m sensing guilt and remorse, or someone expresses I’ve hurt them
NOT from my shame that I need to apologize for existing
How does this resonate today?
Your feedback & questions are always welcome & appreciated
May this insight serve you in taking some power back
Wishing you many blessings of love, peace & grace
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