“You can’t go back and change the beginning,
but you can start where you are and change the ending” – C.S. Lewis
We Can’t Go Back
C.S. Lewis once said “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending”.
Every day I’ve been thinking about this quote as many things have changed in recent weeks. While it is also stated it is best to never over-analyze, by doing so do we learn more of our own human nature.
I’m not sure whether it is best to accept the inability to define what has past, what should be put in the past, or blissfully ignore what kind of future will present itself once either one of the first two takes place, if ever at all.
Can we ever say what we attribute towards finding which is best will matter?
It is a trap in our own minds, one we build ourselves without ever realizing. The answer or decision we arrive at, is it the right or wrong one? After all, each decision we make carries with it its own consequences. Simply choosing to look for the answer will carry its own consequences, I’ve come to learn in recent weeks. No matter the answer arrived at, it’s never enough. The secular emotion becomes a heavy craving without first consuming the pseudo-psychological dessert.
What do we leave behind when we choose to change our ending?
Is it a slow burn kind of ending?