CRAP. While I had to let it go, I did not apologize. Just now I am realizing, I'm not taking undo blame anymore, just my share. Letting go of the upset is all I was required to do in this case. Thank goodness, today I am free to let it go without requiring an apology.
At first glance it felt like I was a victim. Taking a second look, I am the lucky one. To even have the opportunity, let alone the ability to follow through on seeing my part in a dispute is a huge step forward. This journey to fantasize freedom hasn't been a barrel of monkeys. It has been more like cleaning out the barrel after the monkeys escaped.
The only reason I am continuing down this yellow brick road, strewn with monkey shit, is the results. The results so far have been shining gold insight. The painful bits are minor in contrast with the freedom to rise above the "piles" instead of tromping through them, carrying the stench with me.
What do you want to be free from today? Are you willing to put aside pride and leap above the crap in the road?