Let’s say we managed to do everything perfectly! All those regrets that we are obsessing about -- poof! They’re gone. We did everything the right way. Unfortunately, even then, we run up against some problems. This is important to keep in mind, because we often imagine our lives running seamlessly if we had made a different choice.
Writes Victor M. Parachin in Eastern Wisdom for Western Minds:
"Thinking the right way, speaking the right way, acting the right way—none of these can prove immunity to problems….This does not mean that we should wring our hands in despair but rather that we should simply and straightforwardly expect difficulties in our life’s journey and face them with courage and detachment.”