Dear Puru Selbie,
Thank you for your answer on guilt.You have said after we have taken steps to undo the wrong or atone or apologise, we should move on and ensure we don’t repeat the mistake. Three years back,I had spoken very rudely to our maid servant who is 10 years older than me, and asked her to leave the job, coz she wasn’t doing her job properly and arguing. She felt very insulted and left. I feel bad for it and similar situations are coming back in my life. How do I undo the wrong. Will an apology help?
If there are direct actions you can take to rectify a wrong done to someone else, such as making a sincere apology, by all means you should consider doing so. Further, if (in your case) you wanted to offer her the opportunity to return as your maid — if you sincerely want to have her back as your maid — then by all means consider doing that also.