Let go of the illusion that it could have been any different.

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Chitra Ayengar
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Re: Let go of the illusion that it could have been any different.

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Eckhart Aurelius Hughes wrote: December 15th, 2022, 3:12 pm This is a discussion forum topic for the November 2022 Philosophy Book of the Month, In It Together: The Beautiful Struggle Uniting Us All.


I don't know who needs to hear this, but...

Let go of the illusion that it could have been any different.

We could rewind and replay the past a million times. It would happen the exact same way every single time.

Accept the past, and find peace by letting go of this illusion.




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Easier said than done.
It is human nature to recount the past and think of million ways we could have handled things in a better way.
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Let's not get off it. Because if we do, we won't bother trying to be a better version of ourself. We have to strive for greatness.
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For me,it suggests acknowledging that what has happened in the past cannot be changed. No matter how many times we revisit it in our minds or imagine alternate scenarios, the events will remain unchanged. This acceptance can lead to inner peace and liberation from regrets or fantasies about altering the past.
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Yes , when you let go, you will then be able to give your 100 percent. when you do not let o, you will never go forward. you will be stagnant
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Dwelling on "what ifs" feels like clinging to a blurry picture. It wasn't meant to be that way, and that's okay. Letting go of the illusion frees up space for the present, for new possibilities. Time to breathe, learn, and move on with a clearer view.
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This mindset is great. It's common to dwell on the past and think about what might have been, but it's important to focus on the present and enjoy the moment.
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We love to imagine what would have happened if things were different in the past, but we fail to realize that those "what ifs" are impossible. So while we love to imagine changing our past, we don't actually have the ability to do so. However, I think there is value in reflecting on the past, as long as we do it in a way that is constructive and focused on learning and growth, rather than dwelling in regret.
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Reflecting on "what if" scenarios can be tempting, but it's crucial to cherish the present and look forward to the future rather than dwelling on the past. Embracing this mindset allows for appreciation of the moment and the anticipation of what lies ahead.
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I support this, The emphasize the futility of ruminating on past events and the necessity of learning from them to avoid repeating mistakes. the message encourages readers to concentrate on what they can control and to use past experiences as lessons for growth.
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It's crucial to let go of this illusion. Reminding ourselves that what's happened has already occurred is important; we can't go back in time to change it. Accepting this reality frees us from the burden of regret and allows us to focus on moving forward with clarity and purpose. By embracing the present moment and learning from past experiences, we can navigate our lives with greater resilience and wisdom.
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We should accept the past, and find peace by letting go of the illusion that it could have been any different. 'Could have' is misery inducing. We should not crave for things that are not in our control and the past that is unchangeable.
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