When You Wish You Could Take it Back

I overheard a young gentleman desperately trying to apologize to someone today.  He was making it clear that there are no excuses for the behaviour he regretted but then told her what had led up to it.

He had been walking his leashed dog when a van hit the dog and grazed him.  His dog had died and the driver of the van had sworn at him refusing to help.

I realized as I moved on past these two that I had been deeply emotionally affected by this story and the scene in front of me.  The young man’s runners were covered with fresh blood and the woman was so understanding. I could feel her compassion for him  and his pain, desperation and confusion.

At first I didn’t quite know what to do with all of these emotions that were swimming toward and through me as well as the feelings they brought up within me.  So I just allowed it all so that it could pass.

I thought about this gentleman who so recently had lost his dog, lashed out at the nearest person and then had the presence of mind and fortitude in all his inner turmoil to do his best to take responsibility for his actions and make a correction.

And I thought of the driver of the van and what might have led put to those actions.



About Coach Mary

Mary is a Master Maven Coach (Maven Method™) - one of the deepest reaching and most effective coaching methods at present and is also trained in the Golden Flow™ Method of releasing blocks and flowing with life. She has completed the Mastery of Awareness and Transformation courses with Kris and Kalyn Raphael, certified personal growth guides from the don Miguel Ruiz lineage (world renowned author of The Four Agreements). Mary’s life experience has exposed her to many varied careers, many joys and some deeply painful events. She has released and healed the crushing grief from the death of her son to rediscover the love and joy of life. All have led to an inner awakening and a drive to know her Self deeply and to live life fully, consciously and with Intent. Among her dreams is to guide and support others in their journey through self-awareness and transformation.
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One Response to When You Wish You Could Take it Back

  1. RedChef says:

    What a terribly sad story, Mary! I’m so sorry this happened and affected so many people so deeply, including you. My thoughts are with you all…

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