No Regrets.

Via Kate Bartolotta
on Jan 20, 2012
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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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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven. She also writes for Huffington Post, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga+ Health, a beauty full mind, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. Kate's books are now available on and Barnes & She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.


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. 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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