It is really important to know how to repent. It is even more important to repent. In this post and several others to come I will share with you what I know about this. This is by no means an authentic understanding yet I learned that from my teachers, my books, and the personal experience of someone who sins a lot and repents a lot.
The very first thing that you have to examine is your feeling. Do you feel regretful about what you have done? If given the chance to go back in time and face the same choice, would you do the same sin again? When you remember your mistakes and sins, do you wish you have not done them?
Or, you are proud of what you have done? You share this with others and you no problem with that? The Prophet (PBUH) described repentance with one word: “regret.” The first step to repentance and the first condition of an accepted one is this feeling: regret.