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You Never Know Today, What You Will Learn Tomorrow!

Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.

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You can understand the past. You can regret and grieve for the past. But you have to live happily in the present. After all, that's all you have, and that's all you're responsible for!

— Sean Dragon

There was a period, many years ago, that I was very frustrated with the results of a significant choice I had made. I had devoted a lot of thought and effort in making this choice, and finally, I thought that I had taken the best one possible. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a bad one, and the results had caused me great disappointment.

I was 'crawling' with my head down for days, full of guilt for this decision. I was blaming my past self —the one who had taken the wrong choice— because he hadn't seen all the alternatives and hadn't predicted the outcome.

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This lousy mood of mine, of course, had an impact on the people around me, especially my loved ones. Although they were not responsible for my choice, they were also paying the price, since they had to manage my bad temper and my nerves. I had become something I never liked. I had become a source of negativity and misery.

Fortunately for me, and the people around me, in a short time, my beloved Master brought me round and helped me find my balance and joy again. His words are still vivid to me:

"When you have to make a decision or do a specific job, there is only one way to do it right. This way is to do the best you can, based on the data you have at that time. If you act this way, you will be okay with yourself and everyone else because you will simply have done your duty, regardless of the results. The following events may show that you made a mistake, but it will not be your fault because if you have already done your best, it's evident that you could not do better than what you did at that time.

That is why it is so foolish to grieve over past mistakes made in good faith. Even a fool can see afterwards how things should be done. The tricky thing is to predict what will happen and, believe me, no one will blame you for not being a prophet.

Therefore, do what seems best to you in any case, but use a significant filter! Put your ego aside as much as you can. Then take all the necessary measures for what you can anticipate, and you'll be fine no matter what. That's why a Server of the Light has no regrets."

Try to do the best you can, with the means you have, in every situation, and that is just enough to keep you on the path of your happiness!

— Sean Dragon

Since then, I realized that no matter how hard I try, I will not always be able to avoid mistakes, because they are just part of our lives. I will never be able to predict every little detail of the future that can turn my choice into a failure because I just need those failures in order to learn and be improved through them. I need them, above all, because they can curb my egoism that is often strengthened by successes.

I put Love in every decision I have to make, and I strengthen it through my prayers to the One Master Planner who knows the best for me.

— Sean Dragon

I understood that I don't really want people to say that I am perfect or unerring. I will be happy if they say "He did the best he could". And that's what I've been trying to do since then.

I put Love in every decision I have to make, and I strengthen it through my prayers to the One Master Planner who knows the best for me.

In everything I do, I try to manage my selfishness and examine my every action through the prism of the general good. What are the benefits of my decision or effort to the people around me and to the world in general and not what gain it will offer me? After all, the welfare of the world is also my gain.

I have faith in the powers that God has given me. I believe in the ability that He has implanted in me to create beauty, to transmit Light and to offer Love. I know He is with me at all times and supports my real needs.

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By doing all this, I know that the results will be positive. Even if they are not the expected ones, they will certainly not be catastrophic! They will be free of the restraints of guilt, and they will bring gifts that I may never have imagined.

I know I live my life well when I do the best I can.

— Sean Dragon

© 2020 Ioannis Arvanitis

Comments

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on September 17, 2020:

I thank you too, my friend, Prithviraj, for your bright response!

Stay safe and be loved!

Sean

Prithviraj Shirole from India on September 17, 2020:

Thank you so much for this motivational read.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on August 10, 2020:

Happy to know that it was helpful, my friend, Riffat. Thank you for your feedback.

Stay safe!

Sean

Riffat Junaid on August 09, 2020:

Your way of thinking about life is great and true. Amazing efforts you made in your life after making wrong decisions. I'll follow your method when I'll make any decision. Thanks for sharing such a nice article.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 08, 2020:

I really like the way life looks back at me, my dear Pamela! I so much agree with you, Love is the best criterion! Thank you for your wonderful feedback! I can feel that you are a Server of His Light, and I am grateful to know you!

Stay in the safety of Love!

Sean

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 08, 2020:

I really like the way you look at your life as I fully agree. I depend on the Lord and I do the best I can too. I think love is also very important when making decisions.

I have certainly made mistakes, but I have learned s much from the mistakes. Sometimes it sees a decision is not good but it turns out to be exactly what I needed. Live in the day; not in the past or future is something I have tried to learn also This is a very good article, Sean.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 08, 2020:

I believe that goodness is a more appropriate goal for me than perfection, my dear sister, Dora. After all, goodness does not exclude failure! I want to praise His perfection through my imperfections, the ones He gave me to use as a ladder. Thank you for your lovely comment! Stay safe!

I praise the embrace of the only Perfect One!

Sean

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 07, 2020:

Sean, you've encouraged us to focus on perseverance instead of perfection. Messes happen; that's when we experience and understand grace. Thanks for this empowering message!

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 07, 2020:

Thank you, my brother, Tim, for the excellent feedback! "They learned to take themselves lightly." So amazingly wise! My prayers embrace you and your family for protection! Stay safe! Grateful to know you!

May Love protects you always!

Sean

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on July 07, 2020:

Superb and inspiring. Yes, we have to let go of the past. Someone once asked me: "Do you know why angel fly?" When I responded no, she said: "They learned to take themselves lightly." Great to see your work again, friend. God bless you and your family. Stay safe in these troubling times.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 07, 2020:

Yes, my dear Peggy, you are right! It is probably a good thing that we cannot predict the future. As I use to say to my students there is a significant difference between "I am solving a problem" and "I see the solution". I am honoured by your comment! Gratitude! Stay safe!

Let us use the wisdom of Love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 07, 2020:

My dear sister, Linda, life always has a way to help us see when we persist in keeping our eyes closed. There are so many pandemics we refuse to see, like children dying of hunger! Let us follow His example, embracing everyone! Thank you for your beautiful comment! Stay safe!

Love is the vaccine!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 07, 2020:

You are so right, my brother, Paul! "What Love would do in this case?" is my filter! A gift from my beloved Master, which changed my life!

Thank you for your kind words! Happy to see you here!

Love knows better!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 07, 2020:

Negativity is still moaning for losing you, my brother, Bill and we all praise Positivity for gaining you! Thank you for your articles, because they always are windows to a fresh and bright world!

It's the greatest blessing to be a blessing for others!

Sean

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 07, 2020:

You are so correct in thinking that we cannot control the outcome of our actions. We can only do the best we can at the time and reap the rewards or learn from it. It is probably a good thing that we cannot predict the future. You have given some wise advice here. May God bless you!

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 07, 2020:

Yes, my dear sister, Chitrangada, do your best and let the Supreme do the rest! Please accept my apologies because I couldn't take your book challenge! It was a great honour to me, but time was much more challenging! Time can be a very demanding Master! You are always in my prayers! I wish you the best too!

You are part of the good karma for those you love!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 07, 2020:

It was something they call Life, my dear brother, Eric, trying to test my resilience! But I know that we are educating those who we love, and Life is the Great Educator! Your Luminous heart was a beacon all this time! Thank you!

Love is the Healer!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 07, 2020:

Thank you so much, my dear brother, John! I've missed to read and write on HP. You and some friends here are like family to me. I hope that I'll manage my time so that to be more "present". But the time knows better, and it has an excellent sense of humour! Ha! Ha!

You reached the core of my text! As Dalai Lama says: " I never lose! Either I win, or I learn!"

Your beautiful poetry has been a significant help to me all this time! Gratitude!

Stay safe, give love!

Sean

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on July 07, 2020:

Sean, thank you for the beautiful message. The pandemic is testing all of us in ways we never could have foreseen. However, there is only one Man who walked on this earth who was faultless. All we can do is do our best, analyzing carefully, and proceeding with love.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 07, 2020:

Yes, my dear brother, Manatita, and the Master says it so well too:

"Never worry about things

That you are unable to change.

Change your own way

Of looking at truth." -Shri Chinmoy

Thank you for the "new eyes" you have helped me to obtain.

My love is my prayer for you!

Sean

Paul K Francis from east coast,USA on July 07, 2020:

We all learn from our mistakes and I have done much learning that way. I think it helps to, like you say, keep in mind the welfare of others when making a decision. There's learning in that too. Nice article, thanks.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 07, 2020:

Lovely lessons about life, my friend, and correct each word of the way. :) I've tried the negativity and it did not work well for me. Today I live today as well as I can and then I'm done with it.

Blessings to you always, my friend.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 06, 2020:

A wonderful article about life, and the many experiences of life--good or not so good.

This happens with each one of us. Sometimes, few of our decisions might go wrong, or things may not happen as we expected them to happen. One should still be courageous, to face the consequences of our decisions. As they they, 'Do your best, and leave the rest.' Leave it to the Supreme, because He knows the best, and whatever is happening in our lives, is according to His Will. Our job is only to do, Good Karma, with sincerity. Sooner or later, everything will be fine.

It's good to see you publishing after a long time. I just wish you to have a happy and content life. Wish you all the best in everything you do.

Thank you for sharing.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 06, 2020:

Nice article with a powerful important message. I must tell you that I want to know what it was. It just seems a little empty without it.

For more than just a moment I have not regretted actions I took with aforethought, love and prayer. I think I am too busy, moving onto the next mistake ;-)

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on July 06, 2020:

Brother Sean, It is wonderful to read a new article by you. I have many mistakes in life and have beaten myself up afterwards saying, “Why was I so dumb to make such a decision? I wish I could go back and do it differently.”

But, as you say as long as we make what we consider is the best decision at that time we shouldn’t feel it was a failure. We can’t predict the future so just have to learn from the outcome and do the best we can to make it work.

A wise lesson as always. Blessings too you.

manatita44 from london on July 06, 2020:

Beautiful piece!

Sri Krishna says it so well! To work you are entitled, but not to the fruits there of. Duty with detachments ... offering the results of our actions to the Divine, the sole Agent!

Good to see you, Bro. Stay well!! Om Shanti!!