Once you express your sorrow
from the bottom of your heart
it will be washed away.
Look at a flower
it can never hide its scent nor its color.
Step 9 asks us to make amends to those we have harmed. When we do so, we are cleansed. We don't do it to gain forgiveness, we do it to remove the stain of sorrow, remorse, and guilt from our own hearts. The color and scent of our flower show forth more strongly and clearly, as we live our life more honestly.
A meditation for March 13, 2013.