It’s sad how when push comes to shove, people choose to walk away from relationships, rather than offer an apology if they’ve done wrong and put things right.
It takes us more effort to walk away, than it does to apologise. No one is infallible. Perhaps we need to centre our ego on what’s right, so that our integrity stays intact, rather than let people think ill of us, because we choose to walk away.
To apologise isn’t weakness, it’s strength of character, a determination for us to right a wrong. A successful apology requires empathy and strength to admit failure, fault and weakness. Non-apologies are ego-driven, the ego gets bruised and we still fail to apologise.
Perhaps there are two reasons why we should at least think about an apology. Saying sorry allows us to salvage, or restore a relationship that we clearly once cared about. To walk away for the sake of an ego, means the ego has won and we have no say. Walking away also brings its own challenges with a new situation that often takes us out of our comfort zone.
Not apologizing doesn’t change what the universe knows to be true, even if we choose not to admit it. These things never go away, until we bring about the right conclusion. Whether we’re accountable now or not, if the reason we’re walking away is down to us and the subconscious mind takes a different view to our conscious, at some point we will still be accountable.
Unfortunately, and so it goes that whilst we’ve decided to walk away and we’re not making ourselves accountable, in the process we will also have lost, what was a very good friend.