Do not repent.

Repentance means to regret being bad and to start being good.

But Jews don’t do repentance. Jews do Teshuvah—which means return.

Because your essential self is always good. It’s only that, for reasons that are entirely not your fault—or only somewhat your fault—you may have done something you should not have done. Or maybe you didn’t do something you should have done.

But you still remain essentially good.

So you return to your essential self and to what is rightfully yours. You let that inner self shine.

That’s why teshuvah is for everyone.

Even someone who never sinned can still return even closer and turn up the brightness of his inner self higher and yet higher.

And even someone who is addicted to the worst sins can still turn around. Because he doesn’t have to create anything new.

Somewhere inside, there’s guaranteed to be a pure, divine self that is just waiting to burst out and shine. .

Likutei Sichot, vol. 2, pg. 409.