Living a Life of No Regret
As I get closer to the end of my life, I reflect sometimes on this idea of dying with no regrets.
In the mid-90's I was heavily involved in the EST program with Werner Erhard. No matter what other people think about EST and Werner, I got a lot...A LOT out of participating. And it was the first time I ever heard this phrase of 'living with no regrets'.
I was in my mid-40's at the time and eager to learn and grow. I realized there were a number of things that I was regretting: not going in the Peace Corps as a young woman, not finishing my degree early in life, hooking up with people who were not suited to me...going along all too often without really questioning what I wanted and needed. Realizing I ignored my needs to satisfy others all too often.
This one phrase planted a seed in me that started growing, I started being honest with myself,
and slowly, over time my life began to change. In the next few years I got my Bachelor's Degree, applied to and was accepted in a Master's Program in Counseling, entered into a healthy relationship, finished my Master's, quit my job of 15 years and applied to the Peace Corps! Accepted and while waiting to go in, went to India for almost 6 months and backpacked on my own all over India! And Nepal! Oh, and that lovely man decided to move to the East Coast and I said no, my gut said "do not compromise yourself again".
So...how about you? Here is a link to some ideas if you need them.
In the picture below I am in the jungle, in Belize, in the Peace Corps swinging on a vine! Do I look like a little kid, or what?
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I am a catalyst for others, helping people continue, over their entire life span - preconception,
conception, in the womb and after - to grow, learn, heal so that each person can live their deepest longings.
This is my passion and purpose.
Adventurer, lover of beauty, seeking clarity, harmony & balance. Compassionate. Just. Fair. Grateful. Hugely grateful.
ONE more time: HUGELY GRATEFUL.