In separate conversations this week, three of our seniors complained of deep regrets in life.
Let’s get this straight. Absolutely everyone makes mistakes. It’s part of being human and living your life. Constantly beating yourself up over something that happened long ago, something you cannot change, is not healthy. Guilt is good for one thing – changing behavior. If you’ve done something wrong, make it right as best you can and don’t do it again. Ruminating over a years’ old mistake only ensures that you will not enjoy the present moment. And quite honestly, the present is the only place where you can find happiness. Life is way too short to constantly dwell and reflect on your past errors.
So today, quit scratching the scab and let the wound heal. Stay present to life and what is going on at this moment. Breathe deeply, engage with those around you, and do something positive. You may just find that peace of mind that you are seeking.