This journey through life is truly a one-way trip. You can never go back to where you were just a moment before, even if you wish it. Such a wish is always met with an emotion that is less than pleasant – most times, that emotion is called regret. We interpret regret to mean that we are needed back where we were to “make things right”. The more we wish for that, the louder the emotional feedback becomes, the more we misinterpret it to mean that we’ve done wrong and that it is necessary to go back. Eventually, we just manage to feel even more sad than we felt before. This cycles if we don’t apply the universal truth that says: “You can only evolve to go beyond that which you once were.” Going back to relive, re-do, or re-create something is simply not possible. We cannot become less than what we have become.
We can however evolve and expand to grow beyond that which we are. That is a given. That is the gift of life itself!
The moment you look forward to what you newly wish to become, you will feel the emotional response of relief. Relief is the indicator that you are letting go of what you have tried to hold onto or go back to. Say, this past event which you regrettably cannot go back to and improve, has given rise to a desire for an improved version of a similar situation. Then it is preferable to allow the old situation to be what it was, and eagerly place your attention to the new and improved version that has emerged into your consciousnes exactly because of having experienced the old situation. When you decide to turn your attention to the new and gently allow the old to be what it was, you will summon the necessary life force that will bring the new and improved version into your experience. If you however wallow in regrets, you will experience a sense of stagnation that pools around you and only brings more emotional feedback signals ranging from sadness to deep depression. Moving on is necessary to keep the life force flowing. Doing so will be rewarded with positive emotional feedback accompanied by a boost of energy every single time.