Oops! I think it is safe to say that we've all done it. We have spoken, moved or made a decision too quickly or sent an email/post that we can't take back or correct. We may experience immediate regret. It's a feeling of, "Oh, no. Now what?" . . . I did just that. I sent out a notice of a missing dog to some Facebook friends with the wrong contact info. The savings grace is that there is information on the notice. In this instance, one must trust that the receivers will kindly overlook the misinformation and take action on the correct information. So where's the lesson in this small example?
How many times during a week do we scold, get upset, catch ourselves for doing something that we think is less than perfect? In nature and the order of the universe, everything is perfect. Animals for example, live without regret. Dogs don't regret the times when they've chewed a favourite 'mom' pillow or peed on the floor. No regret or self-castigation there. A healthy conscious is good as it keeps us from making a lot of mistakes. But when it comes to worry and beating ourselves up, we are a different bunch. It affects our well-being.
When we self-love with kindness, gentleness and grace, we are happier. When we slow down the pace of life and live from gratitude, we are less likely to rebuke the imperfections of self. We are perfect; scars, wrinkles, levels of fitness, and everything else wrapped up in these bodies of ours. Sometimes we've made mistakes and hope no one got hurt. Take note, apologize to self, for self is all we really have, and move forward. Living a good life always begins with strong values, kindness to self and others, and an appreciation for the precious lives we live. When we do that, there's not much room for regret and we can live each day to the fullest. It's perfect!
Wishing you many blessings with family and friends in nature this summer.
I'll be back with a new blog in September.
We'll be at the BC/Yukon Dog Agility Regional Championships at Thunderbird Show Park, Langley again this year, June 08 - 10. Stop by and see amazing dog/handler athletes at their best and come for a wee visit at our booth. We'd love to see you!
If you have an interest in taking a Reiki class, yes, we will have some throughout the summer. Stayed tuned on our Reiki class pages.
Note: Usui/Holy Fire II, Level I is being offered: Friday, June 22 / Saturday, June 23, 2018.
Reana Selody Joubert
Pondering, mulling, musing with pen in hand about animals or people, sometimes family or sometimes wild. Oh, and news & events, too.
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