The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd – The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.
Self-inquiry is the key to understanding what makes our soul sing, or our spirit suffocate – it is how we learn the difference and get to the centre of our being. I hope at least some of the questions in THink will enable you to do just that – to tarry a while and tease your thought processes out into the open, so that you can reflect, imagine, and then visualise who you want to be.
I swear, my ideal job should have been as a gift wrapper in a department store – because I can re-package regrets with such ease that adding a few ribbons and bows would be no problem at all.
Are you the same?
Or how do you deal with your regrets?
What causes them?
Are they based on your imaginings, or on reality?
And are they justified?
Do they have a common theme?
And finally …
Do you think there is any value to be had in regret?
There are no right or wrong answers here – these questions are merely an aid to help you explore your emotions and circumstances so that you can start to develop self-awareness and move forward in a more positive way.