I let go of regret.
I make mistakes, learn from them and move on with responsibility and grace.
I think everyone can look back on a time when they believe they could have made a better choice. How often people say, “If I had it to do over again…” But even if we could go back and have a do-over, we would always make the same choices (unless we could take our current awareness back with us, and we can’t). Decisions are based on all that’s available in the moment they’re made: our hopes, our fears, the world and people around us, everything that led up to that moment and everything we think in that moment about our future…. The only way any choice made could ever be made differently is if the circumstances that went into that decision were also different. We’d have to go back to our very first breath. So what to do then with all those woulda’, coulda’, shoulda’ thoughts? The only thing anyone can do is take the past and embrace it as a learning experience. Be appropriately sorry perhaps, but see it as an experience that is a part of the learning to be and become better than who we were yesterday. Today I embrace one of my so-called regrets and let it go, knowing things could not, as the universe was set up at that time, have been any different. I give thanks for the opportunity to learn from hindsight and determine to use my experience to make better choices in the future. I take responsibility for my past choices but regret only cripples. Today I let it go.