Its been an interesting two weeks back after coming back to school from spring break. Some things I though I lost but I'm now realizing that nothing ever really is. Things become transformed. Even the bad can turn into a lesson learned and in that way help one grow and understand themselves better. The "should have, could have, would have" doesn't belong in anybodies life because its done and happened. One can dwell and beat themselves up even more or one can face it, learn from it, and then let it go. With that I must let you all go until the next post.
A subject I do not often write about is hope. Not to say that I am pessimistic. I do believe in a future and hope that it will be bright but in my opinion a tomorrow is not guaranteed. That is not to say that we should live each day carelessly. I believe that we should plan for a future but not be heartbroken if plans fall through.
Living each day mindfully and being present will allow you to embrace the future. Being stubborn and resisting the flow of life, only accepting certain outcomes is not a hopeful way to live. Being open provides for endless possibilities. It will allow for hope of a tomorrow while staying present.
One of the worst feelings has to be feeling stuck. My dentist and the surgeon I shadow coincidentally enough are both a fan of Einstein's definition of insanity, "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." That is what being in a rut is like. Trying and trying over and over again but not getting what you want. Then slowly you become frustrated that there are no results. Essentially it is like walking around in a circle. Pointless and tiring. The only solution is change, to try something different. The same energy used previously is used up only by doing something different a different outcome is reached. It may take several attempts to find a solution, do not fret, a solution is out there and you can only find it if you look then try and try and try again some more. Best of luck to you to face that change.