Sometimes the readiness to be sorry can appear in a flash of insight; other times it may cost a sleepless night or a long sulk. Either way, you've got to go through the process. Making amends- admitting a wrong or apologizing to someone- is never easy. If we are not ready, it really doesn't accomplish much. In order for us to become willing to make an amend, we need to do some work. We need to feel our way through anger, bitterness, or guilt. We need to recognize and try to put aside our ego issues. We need to become ready to shift from a defensive, battle-ready position to one that is open and honest and sincere.
Sometimes a good night's sleep or meditation will help us through even the most difficult of amends. The time spent in quiet rest may help energize us and give us courage and strength to effectively communicate our amends without traces of leftover negative feelings. I can let rest and quiet contemplation prepare me to make an amend
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