When you are working through turmoil, don’t stir the pot with your attention. As much as you can, let go of the turmoil. You don’t have to have it. You certainly don’t want to moil your situation, going over it again and again in your harried mind. Let it go, beloveds. What is, is. What is not, is not. That you thunder the situation in your mind over and over again is not in your best interest. Let it go. Let your attachment to your rightness go. And if you should feel that you made an error, let that go too. Let your recollections of your turmoil go.
You may feel overwrought. You feel more than disappointment, yet you feel disappointment. How could this, whatever it is, happen? And, yet, you well know there are much greater disappointments you could be experiencing. Look at it this way. This may be a predicament you are facing, yet it is not fatal. You may just find yourself moseying along on a different road from the road you had thought. Perhaps a road you never wanted to go on, perhaps a road you never saw coming.
There has been a glitch, a glitch in your grasp on the course you had been on. Maybe this was the course for you for a while, or even for a long time, and yet it may well not be the course for you now. Maybe it is your marriage. It was oh so good, or it never was good, or you thought it was good and you were astonished when what you thought was going to be forever dropped through the floor. Change happened. You came to grips with something you didn’t want to come to grips with. You may see yourself standing at the edge of a cliff in your life. You can’t go back, and you don’t know how to go forward. You are afraid to jump, and you can’t stay where you are.
Then you may go into a song and dance about what you should have done way back and what you shouldn’t have done, and you have dismay, and you have regret. You do know the folly of regret, yet that doesn’t seem to stop you from having it.
Okay, so you regret some choices you made. And now you may be forced to make a choice that you don’t want to. Sometimes there is no choice you want to make. Sometimes you can’t even see alternatives. You seem to face a blank wall.
When the leaves fall from a tree, they are fallen. Humpty-Dumpty cannot be put back together again. Or perhaps Humpty-Dumpty can be glued back together again. It is even possible that Humpty-Dumpty can be glued back together and, although with scars, be stronger than ever. And you may be taller.
Here you are at a crossroads. You find you cannot sit on your laurels. And you don’t know which way to go. At this point, you have to know that there is always a way to go. You may not want it, and, yet, it is well possible that you will find it leads you somewhere that feels right to you. A choice you didn’t favor may turn out to be favorable.
Beloveds, you don’t know what life holds for you until you go out and take life by the arm. The door you open may turn out to be wonderful. Instead of being disappointed again, you may be delighted. You would sure welcome being delighted at this time. Be eager for what’s next.