No Regrets.

Via on Jan 20, 2012

Some days, you just toss and turn over.

 

Not regret exactly. Je ne regrette rien. I regret nothing.

One school of thought says, “If you get to the end without regrets, you haven’t really lived.” The other says, “Regret nothing…it’s all part of the path.” I think I’m somewhere in between, still trying to figure it out. But when I have a night where I lay in bed wishing I had done things differently, said something else, said a little less…I remember Emerson:

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

And then I roll over and go to sleep. (‘Cause a girl needs her sleep if she’s going to be serene yet spirited in the morning!)

Relephant bonus from another lovely non-regretter:

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Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter

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12 Responses to “No Regrets.”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    Trungpa Rinpoche said regret was very important. Vital. Key, so that you or I don't do the same thing all over again. He said feel it, really feel it…for three seconds. Then move one, let it go.

    The three second rule.

  2. Yasica greenbless says:

    Posted on EJ Health & Wellness Facebook

    Jessica Stone Baker
    Co-Editor, Elephant Health & Wellness
    The Mindful Body

  3. karlsaliter says:

    Nice one, Kate. No regrets about reading it.

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  6. Thank you sweet-hearted girl! Your response back was just what I needed too <3

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