There is no point in feeling regret over an action not taken long after that chance has gone. Instead we should try to feel motivation to do different…

There is no point in feeling regret over an action not taken long after that chance has gone. Instead we should try to feel motivation to do different in the present and future. Feeling intense regret can hinder us in making actions and judgments in the present if we hold on to it. Many times letting go takes making plans on how to take action in the future. The “I wish I had done this or that” statements lead to stress and myriad negativity. Planning and following through on said plans reinforces the behavior via rewarding emotions such as fulfillment and joy and also reward. Action not taken cannot be changed as none of the past may be. The only hope for atonement, if that is what you seek, comes with wanting it and taking steps in that direction. I feel powerfully about needing to want atonement. If you wish not to do something you will take no steps toward it. Sometimes the steps are simple such as when you are thinking about the situation you wish could have been changed. Here think of the action, then the outcome, then the factors involved in changing in the future. It is easy to be bogged down by fear and doubt and regret but courage is not lacking of these emotions. Courage is feeling them and taking action with them as motivators or despite their influence. Courage is the hardest emotion to raise because it takes trust in one’s self.
– Kevin

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