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Yoga Korunta

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One learns, as nothing endures but change.

27 June 2006

Tuesday's Word: regret

regret2 entries found for regret.To select an entry, click on it.
regret[1,verb]regret[2,noun]
Main Entry: 1re·gret
Pronunciation: ri-'gret
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): re·gret·ted; re·gret·ting
Etymology: Middle English regretten, from Middle French regreter, from Old French, from re- + -greter (perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse grAta to weep) -- more at GREET transitive senses
1 a : to mourn the loss or death of b : to miss very much
2 : to be very sorry for intransitive senses : to experience regret- re·gret·ter noun

It begins to express grief.

14 Comments:

Blogger barbie2be said...

i try to live with none...

15:19  
Blogger NotSoccer Mom said...

yeah, ya gotta learn from your mistakes and move on.

18:09  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

The regret is over hurting someone. It must have been something I wrote; not sure. Improving the human condition is difficult when communication stops.

18:21  
Blogger barbie2be said...

oh, david... we often agonize over things like this hurting ourselves more in the process when often it's just life getting in the way. hang in there. :)

21:06  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Thanks, Barbie, it's just that I still feel poorly over the poor writing skills.

06:51  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Yoga, if you feel you've hurt someone, there's a spiritual principal that is most effective: you go first. You go to that person, and make an amend. Amend means "make right by change." It goes beyond apologies. You acknowledge harm done, and change behavior. That is the surest way to live without regret.

09:09  
Blogger barbie2be said...

divajood is right... sometimes a simple "it wasn't my intention to hurt you, and i am sorry" will do the trick.

written communication isn't always a perfect tool because it involves interpretation by another. the reader can't see facial expression or hear the tone of your voice.

10:58  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Diva Jood and Barbie, the greatest challenge is to learn what to make right. I've gone both to her blog and email. It is not certain that the woman was hurt, only that she doesn't write back. I'm still trying to compose a formal letter of apology. I can't help but feel that something has been taken out of context.

18:45  
Blogger barbie2be said...

is it possible that she is away from both blog and email? or has blog been updated recently?

it perpelexes me. i know i found only just yesterday that i had not replied to an email from sunday and felt really bad about having not responded. i just completely zoned out or something. but i sent two emails yesterday hoping to reconnect with the person.

keep in mind, david, that sometimes it just is what it is and try not to pain yourself over it. especially if it was not intentional and it sounds like it wasn't.

you can't be expected to grovel for reasons unknown forever.

20:13  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

She continues to blog. I don't wish to give up hope of a truce as that sounds like giving up hope of peace. Perhaps time will heal the wound.

12:44  
Blogger barbie2be said...

i wish i had some words of wisdom for you.

it is often confusing and bewildering when contact ends without closure.

13:48  
Blogger barbie2be said...

hey, speaking of email.... i think you owe me one or two! :)

13:49  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

I want to apologize and say how much she means to me.

15:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who meet people over the internet – blogging, IM and chat room - always need to keep their guard up. We hear so many stories of predators, overly lonely people and mentally unstable individuals preying on the unsuspecting that one most look for clues, key words and indication from people we are in contact with. My guess my friend is that you crossed the line in that person’s opinion and there is no going back. We do not sit in judgment of you because each person based on his or her life experiences, education and intuition defines this line.

09:52  

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