Regrets – I’ve Had A Few

I worked in live broadcasting as a very young man, and I had ample opportunity to do humiliating, foolish things in a public setting. So my bank of cringe-worthy, mortifying memories is deep. I cut myself slack when I realize that no one now remembers or cares about what some adult child said on the radio decades ago.

Deeper regrets, however, the ones that affected the lives of other people, are more difficult to shrug off. With age and experience, regrets about life choices become more pronounced, sometimes at three in the morning. We can be hard on ourselves.

As with all things, choices must be made on how we deal with regret.

“A self-compassionate stance is more likely to make you feel better and encourage self-improvement.”

How To Deal With Regret – From Psyche

Thought In Memory Of Thomas Brown

If you CAN solve your problem, then what is the NEED of worrying?

If you CANNOT solve it, then what is the USE of worrying?

Shantideva

Exploring “The Mother and Father Of All Fears”

In his song Imagine, John Lennon challenged, “I wonder if you can?”

I was going to post this article by Kristen French from Nautilus on social media, but I knew it would elicit responses about religion. I have religious friends who see the entire world through that filter and cannot imagine anything beyond what they make the Jesus in their head say. New ways of looking at things are not, as the popular phrase goes, “In their wheelhouse.” I love many of them dearly and prefer to interact with them outside subjects dealing with the afterlife. Scientific explorations often end up as fodder for ridicule in their tedious, moralizing homilies.

So, I’m posting it here for anyone who savors a scientific exploration of complex subjects and especially one that is at the heart of all our fears and, thus, at the heart of our beliefs.

Thought In Memory Of Thomas Brown

This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.

Maya Angelou