I've been meditating more this year and had an insight I thought I'd share. 🦋
Someone once asked me if I had any regrets, and I responded, "I don't believe in them." Even though it is tempting to regret some things, or to want to go back in time and do things differently, I stand by what I said.
Because life is imperfect, and maybe if not one way then another, we will experience the things we are meant to, so that our souls can unlearn some things and learn others.🧐 Maybe it's just a part of our purpose and our journey. And maybe it's so much easier to gain this kind of clarity in hindsight.
Instead of regret, I'm willing to take a more empowered position and look at what may not be so obvious on the surface.
What did this situation teach me about myself?
Can I choose to remember the good parts over the bad ones, to understand where I need growth and healing, and to choose love, empathy or forgiveness instead of emotions like hurt or anger that might pull me down?
Can I choose a higher, more evolved version of myself, rather than the primitive, reactionary one? 💁♀️ And will I choose to really see myself, and honour myself, even when someone else does not?
Mother Teresa 💛 said it much better.
"People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway. 💞
If you succeed, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; be successful anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, others may be jealous; be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will forget tomorrow; do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; give your best anyway.
For you see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God. ✨
It was never between you and them anyway." ...