Rakkwa éda ni kaerazu; ha-kyô futatabi terasazu

Translates: “The fallen blossom never returns to the branch; the shattered mirror never again reflects.” ~Patrick Lafcadio Hearn. In Ghostly Japan. 2004. p. 188. Print.

That which is done cannot be undone. There is no way to recall the past.  One can dwell on the past, look to the future and live in the present.  Do not spend time always thinking “what if,” instead spend your efforts wisely.

Make the present moment truly matter.  When you are on your deathbed you reflect on time well spent; Do not waste the future because of a mistake made in the past.  Regret becomes melancholy and neither is time well spent.  Endeavor to make the right decision next time.  Take what the past has taught you and use it wisely.

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