According to ancient myths, Pandora opened a jar (sometimes translated as “box”) and as a result, released the evils of humanity. Startled by what escaped, she quickly closed the lid, leaving Hope inside.
Side Note: Based on her other actions, she most likely opened the jar out of curiosity and not to be malicious.
Either way, what was done – was done. There was no turning back the hands of time and reversing the deed. Yet, Hope remained.
Yesterday, I was reminded of the same kind of thing. I can’t return to earlier years and re-do anything. Last time I checked, the present time continuum of the universe doesn’t grant “do-over” scenarios. So, to wish I could go back and do things differently based on what I know now – only burns up precious resources through regrets, stress, and anger.
Instead, I will cling to hope and utilize the experiences of my past to better accept my path and to walk it well.
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