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09.06.10

Regret

Filed under: life,quotes — 10:01 am

According to Gilbert, studies show that “in the long run, people of every age and in every walk of life seem to regret not having done things much more than they regret things they did.” (read more)

This strikes a deep chord in me.  I get distracted by doing things…but my deepest, most core fears are all about missing out.  What if I don’t live up to my ideals and dreams?  What if I get caught up in pragmatic safety and miss out on the path to real adventure?  What if I never actually become the person I was made to be?  I don’t want to be driven by fear…but I don’t want to ignore this deep ache either.

What is it for you?

3 Comments »

  1. Absolutely, Aaron. Just jump in with both feet is what I always say. I always come back from “vacations” more tired than when I left because I am always DOING something.

    Comment by Mike II — September 7, 2010 @ 9:40 am

  2. My recent vacation to the Smokey Mountains was specifically so I could sit on the log cabin porch in a rocking chair – gaze at the mountains and think….about what I am called to/want to/need to/should “do”. I came back rested! and with no aha moments except the subtle sense that I am “doing” the right stuff…but my sense of purpose and meaning was ramped by 1,000 while vacating :) Interestingly, I think my fear is not missing out on what I should be doing, but missing the Supernatural in it all.

    Comment by Susan — September 7, 2010 @ 10:55 am

  3. “Interestingly, I think my fear is not missing out on what I should be doing, but missing the Supernatural in it all.”

    i really like this. wonderful.

    Comment by Ben Comerci — September 7, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

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