There is a time of reckoning, When I need to clean up my act, Own what I’ve done and carry on, Because there’s no going back.
Yup, time to ‘fess up, let it go, and move on. Reminds me of the “scapegoat” which originated in the old testament as a goat that would walk through the city streets and everyone would cast their “sins” (errors) upon it and it would then be cast out into the wilderness. This is a time when we may be confronted with our shortcomings which can lead to us ridding ourselves of bad habits and more.
Rather than remain in the fantasy that we are innocent regarding anything hurtful, we can instead own that we are “imperfectly perfect.” Imperfect in the sense that we are human, and perfect in knowing that all pain (“imperfection”) and suffering is the result of a lack of consciousness and can be used as a vehicle to expand our consciousness (evolve). As long as we use every experience to awaken our hearts and liberate our consciousness, then it has fulfilled its highest purpose. We can both admit that we made a mistake (or maybe two for some of us, LOL!) and rejoice at the opportunity of becoming a better person because of it.