We have all made mistakes, live with some degree of regret. But it seems the older I get the easier I recover from a mistake. I think this means finally, finally I am learning.
When you’re young it seems you have to make the same mistake, or one similar to it, at least a few times until you finally realize that just isn’t working. The next time you recognize it a little sooner, and over time you get closer to the understanding it is a mistake before you even make it.
And doesn’t it seem like no one else wants to learn from your mistakes? You can try to tell someone ‘hey, don’t do that’ or ‘that way really doesn’t work’, and even, ‘been there, done that’. But despite all those great words of wisdom they go and make their own mistakes.
In my early mistakes it seemed like the regret and mad at myself stage would last forever. But as the years passed and I grew older, I learned to let go more quickly. I get mad at myself, admit I have been a very big idiot, and let it go knowing I was learning a valuable lesson one more time in this fabulous journey of life.
I've learned to make choices from the gut and the heart, not the mind. We were born with instinct and insight and knowing from God. His gift to us, so why not use it? He'd created that gift and bestowed it upon us, so therefore He was already way smarter than we are. So why wouldn’t I let Him and His helpers, the Angels, Masters, and Guides steer me to the easier path? Yep, they're way smarter than me, way wiser, and much more compassionate too.
Now I focus on trying not to forget I have God’s help with me at all times.