Lessons of 2015

Two of the most important lessons that I took from 2015 were a) To never take things personally, and b) The same lesson will be repeated until it is learnt.

After losing someone I cared about deeply, I started to understand the effect of my words and my actions - how they ultimately ruined what could have been a lasting relationship. It takes years of trust to build the solid foundation of trust and respect in a relationship, but only one moment or even a sentence to end all of that.

The past few months have been rough with respect to how I felt about the situation and knowing that I could do nothing to rectify it. I hate to admit it (and hate is a strong word!) but it took quite a while to work my way out of the depression I felt. I still feel the effect of it today, but am working on forgiving myself and the people I have hurt during the recovery process.

I also learned that time is the best healer. Cliche, but true I believe. Reflecting on a situation later on in life rather than in the moment is an eye-opener, and allows us to see things we cannot see in anger, in blind emotion. 

Ultimately - as the Dalai Lama said: "When you lose, don't lose the lesson."

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Thank you for this, I really enjoyed reading it. Peace.