The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret. Henri Frederic Amiel
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Healing is a strange slow moving process. When I had a broken arm they knew it because of an x-ray. To determine how well it was healing they used the same process.
Healing for the mind is a much different beast. Any type of imaging will not show the breakdown within that human computer.
I know some people who just don’t talk about what is happening within them. They keep it pent up, brewing, seething, eating away at them. I have learned that this begins to show itself with physical ailments. They are a walking volcano that nobody has a clue just when it will erupt spewing all the emotions on anyone within reach.
Some in my own family do not talk about relatives who have died. I heard or read somewhere that the best way to keep someone alive is to talk about them. I talk constantly about my mother, grandmother, grandfather, and others. It brings back warm emotions that counter-act any negativity that might be trying to take root.
I have also come to terms with regrets in my past. I cannot travel back in time to change any situation, yet, I cannot move forward with my attention always looking backward. So, to move forward is to come to peace with all those regrets.
When I was younger and heard someone talk about a journal I always pictured it as something a young woman would do. I now know that journal-ling can aid in the healing of the mind. I do not regret starting this blog, it has allowed me to express my emotions with a positive outcome.
So dear reader, I have learned healing takes time. It also comes in many different forms. All I can tell you is just go with the processing!