Hi Keith! That is a really great insight, you are right, it is so true that saying sorry is totally saying I am embarrassed I did this… I am going to remember that. I think that point really lends itself to the vulnerability aspect. It makes perfect sense.
Also, I know what you mean about being forgiving. It is almost as difficult to be forgiving as it is to apologize.
It’s a bit too much to put into one response but I think it might be worth another article because it is actually something I’ve grappled with and had some success with. I am much more forgiving now than I used to be.
I think I will try to write an article about it tomorrow or in the near future.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful response and for giving me lots of food for thought. I appreciate you taking the time.
Stay safe and well.