So many people say they are sorry for different things.
Sorry is an emotion – kind of like guilt – that is a bad feeling.
And you have it because you are shoulding on yourself.
You are saying, I should not or should have done this or that.
So you punish yourself for doing something wrong. Making yourself feel bad, feeling sorry, for what you did or didn’t do.
A more empowering process would be to apologize for what you did. This is an act, not a feeling. Apologizing is something you do because of how someone chose to feel based on your actions or lack of action.
So your action step – when you catch yourself saying sorry, apologize instead, and be loving towards yourself and the other person.
If you did something that warranted an apology, you were not being loving. Either to yourself or the other person.
Feeling sorry is something you are doing to punish yourself and doesn’t serve any good. So the moment you catch yourself saying or being sorry, be loving towards yourself and the other person, and apologize.