My thoughts bring me on to a different path today, whereby I can see the bigger picture of my life and situations that I’ve had to cross in that life.
It also helps me pass judgment on what I need to do to bring calm back into my life. I know which situations I can change and which situations I want to change, but I also know that to change or walk away from a situation may bring with it more unease, not necessarily for me, but for others who aren’t accepting of my decision.
It not always easy to bring ourselves out of situations, so that we bring about peace. In an ideal world that would be great, but it’s not how life goes for everyone; but we must still make our lives work. If we speak out and things don’t work out, then it’s right to call time.
We’re less likely to live with regret if we say something to bring about change, but find that we can’t, but it also depends on the severity of the problem; like those who live with emotional and physical abuse.
Obviously in those situations, there is only one option and that is to move away, from a life of abuse. No one should have to put up with abuse. In other circumstances, living with regret on the things we don’t say, will always bring about guilt.
When we know that we’ve done as much as we can, then we can rest in the knowledge that there was nothing more we could do. There’s always a need for change if we live with continual stress. When that happens, it’s time to do something about it.