The longer you live the more you will have experiences of joy for the great experiences in life and some regret regarding results and consequences that are out of our control. We can regret missed opportunities and bad decision. We can regret words and actions produced out of anger. All too often our regrets take priority in our consciousness. We hold on to the things we cannot change almost as if we have a time machine that will allow us to right every wrong. Regret is a weight that holds us down from moving forward. Regret causes us to look back instead of looking forward. Regret is a self- inflicted punishment that never finds relief.
If you struggle with regret I encourage you to release yourself from that prison. You cannot change the past but you can prevent the past from tainting your present and future. The difficult moments are there for us to learn from. Learn the lesson and move forward.
Alicia Lurry LPC