I am writing to you this message to personally say “Thank You” to you. After reading one of your books in which you said you called your stepmum to make amends, I decided to write an email to a (former) enemy of mine to make amends as well. It was actually something that I have not let go of for the past two years. The resentment that I felt was so strong at times that I would relive the event over and over again in my head for months and months.
But eventually I decided that enough is enough, and if I were to really become a better person and make spiritual progress, I had to take the first step.
So I wrote him an email apologising for what happened between us and sincerely hoping that we could put it behind us. I had no idea what to expect from him after sending him the email (Would he reply? Would he completely reject me?).
Anyway, this is his reply after reading my email:
I got a real surprise when I read your message. Well done for writing it! I would find it hard to do that. I think it actually took some balls to write it and it sounds like you have reflected on it a fair bit. I also reflect on past conflicts too.
I wouldn’t waste any more time reflecting on it. It isn’t good to overanalyze that stuff. I like politics and can be a bit opinionated at times and I often focus too much on small things. Especially at that time…
I am very impressed that you wrote to me and I have no ill feelings toward you. I sincerely hope that everything goes well for you in life and you can reach your dreams. Thanks and good luck.
I have to say I was quite touched when I saw his reply and I am glad in my heart that the negative karma between us has been dissolved (I hope). I also realised that underneath it all (i.e. our argument, our egos), he is ultimately a decent and good person anyway,
So once again, thank you Rinpoche for helping me to see that.
All the best to you and Kechara House.
Om Mani Padme Hum.