Do you often blame, criticize, condemn, or give yourself a hard time because things didn’t go the way you wished they had gone? Well, from this point on, remind yourself that if you could do it all over again under the same set of circumstances, it would happen the same way, again.
Maybe that doesn’t make you feel any better, but hopefully this will. You don’t know what you don’t know! Or in this case, you didn’t know what you didn’t know.
Try to pause for a moment and reflect on the whole experience. Realize there is much to learn from it, including the things you can see now that you couldn’t see then. That’s hindsight for you.
My point here is to help you ease up on yourself and not give yourself such a difficult time over what you didn’t know. You couldn’t do better if you didn’t know better. But because of the experience, now you know something that you didn’t know before. Allow it to be a lesson that can help you move forward in a better, more positive direction.
This is what you call life lessons. You go through and experience the lesson(s) you are in need of learning to help grow you to a place that can support your future self in a way that you would not have been able to without the lesson(s). That person will look back and thank you for it.
Yes, sorry for what you may have had to experience or go through in your life. Could you imagine who you would be without it? You can now look at it from a different perspective.
The next time you find yourself going through something familiar that doesn’t feel so good, relax. Remind yourself that while you don’t know what you don’t know, this is an experience that will teach, help, and support you in some way that will work out all together for good. I hope you can look at it like this.
I pray this was helpful and supportive for you in some way. If so, leave a comment below and let me know. I will continue to bring new posts that will uplift and inspire a peaceful, joyful, more informed, and aware you.
This has been Barbara Ann Williams, signing out!