SAYING I’M SORRY… January 31, 2014 by mevanow Leave a Comment Most of us have said, “I’m sorry” to someone at sometime. Many of us have said it often. But what does that really mean. Many times there is a rush to say those words without reflecting on what they mean. As a fully developed adult, saying “I’m sorry” has implications. It means we have and will take responsibility for our part in a negative exchange. It means we accept that there is a change necessary on our part. “I’m sorry” represents a psychological stance of readiness to make a change. How many times have we all said those words without any real intention of making a change in our behaviors or our responses? When we were children, as children sometimes do, we may have rushed to say those words with the hope of getting out of consequences. But as adults, we need to rush less and reflect more. We need to consider how we impact those around us and whether we intend on actually shifting our part in that life drama. When a person articulates “I’m sorry” with that level of intention, then those around them will notice. They too, will respond to the authentic expression of change in motion. We shape our worlds by our intentions and our subsequent expressions of those intentions. The next time you are in a situation when “I’m sorry” rushes to your lips, stop and reflect. What is my intention in saying those words? Do I simply want to get out of this situation, this negative exchange? Or, am I willing to own my part? Am I willing to and committed to making a change in my own behaviors? Those intentions will be spoken loudly not only by our words, but by our actions that follow. Make your next “I’m sorry” a meaningful one, with reflection, contemplation of our own part in the situation, and then action, change, and movement towards something better, something improved. Your world can and will change with a shift in your intentions and follow through on your words. Make today that day for change.