Make no apologies was the third temptation of the Buddha. “Who do you think you are,” said Mara (the social-ego mind). The Buddha didn’t reply but pointed to the earth, the ground of this moment, and the tree of life under which he was sitting showered him with flowers.
So we take our seat in this moment and make no apologies. This moment is IT! I am IT! The Vow is to take one’s seat in this moment without doubt, without mental wavering, without self recrimination, without guilt and without hope, for that matter. When you have no apology, you have no time. Only the past and the future can make you apologize for who you are this moment. And this time is the operating system of the Social-Ego. When you make no apologies you drop out of the field of time. That doesn’t mean you can’t catch a bus, but you do so without apology for being late. We are all doing the best we can with what we’ve got. I can be corrected, for I do make mistakes, but I will not feel guilty for being alive.