Do you ever wish you could undo something, un-think something, un-feel something, not know something, not see something—In other words, go back in time and avoid an event or possibly create different circumstances so that something didn’t happen? I’ve often wondered if we could rewind time…how often we would be successful at creating a different outcome? Or would we fall into the same old patterns of behavior in new circumstances?
Think about a moment when you did something that became clear to you that you wished you could go back and undo. Perhaps it was on the computer and you pushed delete, or ok , before you pressed save? Maybe you said something that you couldn’t take back and you hurt another person. Maybe you did something that had terrible consequences…such as a car accident and someone was hurt, or killed. Maybe you made a choice and that choice had a negative effect on the rest of your life. Maybe you made a life changing decision and announced it; and, from the moment you said it…things were never the same again.
You know, the kind of situation where a complete moment of panic and understanding set in, making you wish that things were different. If you could go back and redo things…what would you do, say, think, or feel differently? What can you do differently to prevent yourself from repeating negative patterns of behavior?