For all the time spent in regret you may miss what is before you now and then regret layers onto regret creating a cycle of regret.

Regret begets regret; you can look back and tie yourself up in knots with questions like; ‘I wish I had said this or done this’ and regret changes nothing as the past is behind us now.

Everything happens as it should, what is, is and hindsight makes wise men of us all. We do what we do in any given moment with the best intentions and what is done is now done.

In looking backwards with regret we cut right across the flow of energy in the present. Regret, more often than not wrapped in guilt, can colour the things we say today and the actions we take, locking us into a cycle that spins backwards.

Letting go of regret frees us to flow with the moments that are here in the present and there is magic in those moments.


2 Responses to “For all the time spent in regret you may miss what is before you now and then regret layers onto regret creating a cycle of regret.”

  1. 1 1smiles December 4, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I’ve been in that backward spiral.. oh my what difficulty in getting out of that. And all because I had a regret I tried to make right. Turns out… it was just as it was supposed to be in the first place!


    • 2 Jane Baker December 4, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      Oh Jeannie, there isn’t a person alive who hasn’t made a mistake or two (and a few more) and hindsight makes wise men of us all! I don’t think of them as mistakes, just as us painting little detours on our own maps.


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