Of beginnings and endings

C.S. Lewis once said, “you can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

Oftentimes we get into a glut and pray for a rewind in life. You know what I mean. These are the “what if” and “if only” moments we’re in.

Every action or choice has its consequence. And we end up where we are because of the choice we make. A business that was unsustainable, a love story that did not end happily ever after, a career that went south, an affair that didn’t last – whatever it is, where we are are because of the choices we make.

All of us, yep, and there’s no exception to that rule, end up making that momentous choice. Even the trivial things like choosing which clothes to wear, or food to eat, or going for a swim, or having your armpits waxed – they’re choices we end up making. Whether you end up looking like an upholstery, or end up with a cholesterol laden dish, or decide to swim in a beach, or get a disastrous skin reaction from the armpit peel – they’re consequences we end up with. You see, there is no crystal ball after our choices. We live with it.

Get a grip! Life’s like that. Wherever we end up with our choices, it should not stifle our growth. Decisions are free. Making mistakes is human nature. If we keep revisiting our past and keep staying stuck in the “what if” and “if only” moments of our lives, we will remain prisoners of our past. Remember the rule – time has no rewind. Let go. The universe will always catch you even when you fall.

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