IF repentance is strictly a matter between me and myself, or between me and G-d — the likes of introspection, resolution and renewal — probably most of us have already traveled this route. We know its difficulties and rewards. If repentance is a matter of fixing our relationships with other people, then we know that drill, too. This does not make it any easier, but the idea is clear.
What if, however, repentance is something else? Rabbi Chaim Walkin sets forth a larger and different context of repentance in his book, The World Within.
I find the best path into his thinking is via a parable.