The Only Way Is Forward…

I have often written that it’s very important to live without regrets. The reason for this is simple; every decision and life choice, good or bad, has led to who you are, right now. And who you are is pretty fantastic. Self-love and self-image are important factors to a person’s wellbeing and existence. Sometimes, life will seem rough and difficult but as the old saying goes, this too shall pass. I found the above image online somewhere and it spoke to me. I think it represents an important lesson that we all too soon forget.

I remember myself, when I was younger. A skinny, sick little bastard who got sick with every little illness that came past. I had a rough go of it, when I was younger. I was severely bullied and not the modern, snowflake version of bullying everyone complains about today. I mean four guys surrounding me in a locker room and beating the living shit out of me. But I survived. I wouldn’t wish many aspects of my childhood on anyone. But t be honest, i had a loving family who did their best, a roof over my head and food in my stomach. I was well-off in many ways that I didn’t know to appreciate, back then.

Don’t regret who you were before. That person contributed to who you are now. And the important lesson is twofold; if you’re unhappy with who you are, recognize what you want to change and work for it. If you’re happy with who you are, roll with it. The person you were paved the way for the person you are. And all that matters is who you’ve become. Food for thought… ☯️

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Shawn

I am a practitioner of the martial arts and student of the Buddhist faith. I have been a Type 1 Diabetic since I was 4 years old and have been fighting the uphill battle it includes ever since. I enjoy fitness and health and looking for new ways to improve both, as well as examining the many questions of life. Although I have no formal medical training, I have amassed a wealth of knowledge regarding health, Diabetes, martial arts as well as Buddhism and philosophy. My goal is to share this information with the world, and perhaps provide some sarcastic humour along the way. Welcome!

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