If I “waste” energy on feeling upset about things I can’t change, that is energy I can’t apply to making this current day as productive as it could be. I have SO many projects that need to be done. People rely on me. I owe it to them to be fully present in now and fully dedicated to making this current day work well. Yes I want to learn from the past – but to wallow in it serves no good for the current people who need me. I should focus all my energy today on doing today’s tasks as well as I can, with all the energy and spirit that I have.
I’m slowly getting there. But the letter did help.
I do suggest trying the daily exercises and then writing yourself a letter. Every step helps a little bit.