“Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave it with regret? There are better things ahead than anything we leave behind,” speaks C.S. Lewis, writer and poet, and author of The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity. While we sit back and delve into this matter, and we touch upon Lewis going into a very relevant concept of Universal Law or Natural Law in his book Mere Christianity…These then are the two points that I wanted to make. First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not, in fact, behave in that way. They know the Law of Nature; they break it. These two facts are the foundation of all clear thinking about ourselves and the universe we live in.
Choice and Reaction
Is living with regret a person’s way of not taking responsibility for one’s actions? Each choice you make, each decision you chose to make (or rather to regret, you say) is the very choice you should ‘ve taken. In fact, your inner calling was asking you for it all along but it is a CHOICE; the choices of value that you then internally possess. Consequentially, we don’t always think of choice; we think of reaction, which then leads to contemplation, skepticism and then ultimately regrets after the reaction has already taken place. Why does this happen? Perhaps curiosity or the concept of fear and love gets a little muddled – in essence, you have ultimately made a choice. A choice is a gift we were given, sometimes we can utilize and sometimes we can’t. However, it is indicative to realize why you made that choice, to begin with; where you not happy before? Did you need to be set free? Did you have no choice? Here is a passage from Aisha North, a spiritual medium, wherein she speaks on the concept of choice and falling back:
For by now, nothing of the old systems will be here for you to fall back upon, and the reason we choose this phrase is to say that now, you do not have the option to “fall back” into the old in any way. And the very reason for that is simply this: it is because you have chosen it thus. You see, you have all given yourselves the permission to graduate fully from the old, and through this last endeavor, you sent out a signal not just to yourself but to ALL, that now, you are ready to finally stand tall and proud in an energy of your own making. ~Aisha North
Bande à part (Band Of Outsiders)
The Louvre scene is this black and white picture: Here the characters attempt to break the world record for running through the Louvre. The narration informs us that their time was nine minutes and 43 seconds, which they were determined to break and they did. They made a choice, a gut call, and it was fun! Do you listen to your gut?
Growing up we heard often, I wish I did this, I hope I can do that, I wish I would have done that at your age or I would have done it differently if I could. We say: Stop and just live. Take your regrets as a learning tool, move forward and develop your intuition. It will never steer you wrong; if it comes from a place of goodness (not ego) and is your ultimate calling. If you do have regrets, a choice to let them go is a choice that leads to freedom and connection.
“Change your regrets, change your life – it’s your choice.” It is your choice. Live the life of your dreams and do it unapologetically.
This does not mean that from this day onwards, you will stand alone – far from it. It doesn’t mean, however, that from this day onwards, you as a collective will be an even more impressive co-creative unit. For now, what you feed each other will be a very different kind of energy from what it was before. ~Aisha North
So, where do you stand? Do you live with regret? Do you use your mistakes as lessons? Do you evolve and get better? Or do you stay in regret and ponder? Think of what beauty the world holds and needs from you and those you effect.
How will you move forward?
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