A Moment’s Regret

Published January 6, 2022 by tindertender

“It was much pleasanter at home,” thought poor Alice, “When one wasn’t always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and rabbits. I almost wish I hadn’t gone down that rabbit-hole ~ and yet ~ it’s rather curious, you know, this sort of life!”

When we make life changes and take large steps into the unknown, it is perfectly natural to have a moment or two when we wonder whether we have made a series of mistakes! A light shines on the doubts you are having and asks you to accept these uncertainties as part of the process of change.

You are so very far away from where you once were, but you still have no clear idea of exactly where your path will take you, and you are filled with uncertainty. Instead of allowing dread to fill your mind, live as if life is a great adventure. Understand that as you change, there will be many ups and some downs to! It is not in your best interest to judge yourself harshly. Instead, anchor yourself firmly in the present moment and allow any regret and nostalgia for your comfortable past to wash over you … let it flow on by.

You are on a remarkable journey of change. It is one that will lead to wisdom, experience and adventure. You have made a wonderful choice, so take heart in knowing that all change creates waves and disruption. Do not make more of your misgivings than they are … they are a natural consequence of bravely stepping out of your comfort zone.

Second-guessing your decisions. Berating yourself for the choices you have made. Feeling regretful and missing what was. Nostalgia – living in the past. A focus on what is going ‘wrong’ or what could still go ‘wrong’.

Artwork by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

~ the Alice Wonderland oracle by Lucy Cavendish

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