You Never Know Today, What You Will Learn Tomorrow!
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.
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.
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