A Few Words...

What is written here is my opinion and personal experience only. I am not qualified to give advice - medical, legal, or otherwise. Please be responsible and do your own research regarding treatments, diets, doctors, and alternative therapies.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Words to Live By

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.


  1. I concur heartily with the regret-component of said-advice. Yet, "never look back"? Je ne sais pas de ci. This strikes me as a rather efficient way to lose all manner of lessons, storied examples and sampling devices. One can absolutely build upon past victories as well as dizzying mistakes.

    Of course, what do I know? ;)

  2. Ah, yes, point taken.

    Perhaps in this context what is meant is what's done, is done, so don't waste energy rehashing the past.

    'Tis a fine line...

  3. Now this is something I really need to work on. I regret or feel guilty way too often. As my therapist says, these are most often useless emotions. (he did clarify, unless you are feeling guilty for something like abusing drugs, and it will help make you stop.)

    I'm working on it.

  4. Wendy,

    One of my all-time favorite books is The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

    It might seem a little new-agey on the surface, but it really isn't. He simply hammers home the message that all we ever have is the moment we are in. He quotes the Bible, Buddha, Lao Tzu, and others, though he himself is apparently not religious per se, more of a philosopher. For me, it enhanced my belief and spirituality immensely and also helped me let go of the past and not worry so much about the future. I highly recommend it.