W.I.N. Wednesday: There is no going back.
“You could leave life right now, let that determine what you do and say and think.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
The fact you could leave life right now is the reality for all of us. Our life could end for a variety of reasons at any time. This is not something most people think about or reflect on until they get on in years, are fighting a terminal illness or have a near death experience.
Reflect on how you lived the last week or even just the last 24 hours. Think about how you spent your time and how you treated people. Would you be content if you knew you were going to die very soon, or would you have regrets and wish you could roll back the clock?
None of us can roll back the clock. Time is not something you can get back. Once you spend time, you cannot get a refund. Words are not something you can take back. The hurt caused by how you treated someone is not something you can take back.
You can apologize. You can tell someone how sorry you are for what you did or said. You can seek to do better in the future. But, you cannot go back in time and get a do over.
What’s Important Now? Let Marcus Aurelius’ philosophy guide you in your thoughts, actions and deeds.
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