Regret: feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that has happened or been done, especially a loss or missed opportunity).
How many of us live in an almost constant state of regret?
We regret our past actions; we regret our inaction or reticence/reluctance of the past; we regret past communications or lack thereof. We regret everything we could have done, should have done and would have done if we had been given the chance or mustered the courage.
Do you see the common thread in the regret we feel? It is all stemming from the past. We are living a moment in time in our minds that can never be again. Therefore it cannot be changed at its point of origin.
How do we make the shift from this regret? How do we let go and move forward?
It is helpful to know that this moment, this ‘right now’ is the only time available to you to make any shift, change or new choices. It is the only logistical position you have—ever! Yes, you are able to dwell on the past for as long as you like but the results never change. All it changes is the way you feel right Now. And that feeling is never a good one. Remember that whatever you feel and think in the Now is beginning to unfold as a reality in your future.
There is a powerful Universal Law of Karma. It is otherwise known as the Universal Law of Cause and Effect. It states that whatever you think, do or say, choose or don’t choose (the Cause) will unfold an Effect or result. If you do not like the results you have been living then it is time to offer a different causal thought/feeling. Starting Now.
Maya Angelou once said, “When you know better, you do better.” Do better, right here, right Now.
The first step is to forgive yourself for locking into a self-imposed prison of guilt, regret and ‘if only’. The prison keeps you mired in the past. You were meant to soar. Your freedom is available right Now. Free yourself. Choose differently, think differently, and trust me, you will begin to feel differently. You’re worth it! ~ Ara Parisien, International Medium & Spiritual Teacher