Guilt – What’s Done Cannot Be Undone
Guilt – What’s Done Cannot Be Undone, A dreadful dream within a dream made me anxious and depressed last night. I wished within my dream that it might happen to be a dream. Then I woke up in my dream but still afraid as that dream was quite relatable. There was something that was enhancing the chance of that dream to be true. I cried and cried in my dream and told everyone that it might happen. Someone must stop this to happen but all in vain and the tension remained the same.
Then I actually woke up and instead of decreasing, the fear of failure was at its peak. Timing of the dream was also superstitiously alarming as it was 4:00 in the morning and people say dreams come true at this hour. I got more scared. I thought for a moment, “What is the point of being frightened as it is just a nightmare.” But I was afraid because that was not just a dream. That was my guilt.
The guilt of doing something that was not enlisted in my To-Do list. It was guilty of being overconfident. The guilt of showing a pessimistic attitude, the guilt of spreading negativity, the guilt of losing every chance to prove myself, the guilt of over-thinking into a simple and clear thing. That was Guilt of manipulating and being manipulated by my own typical vision, the guilt of acting rashly and guilt of ruining something severely. These all are results of a guilty conscience of every person who underestimates their will power but becomes overconfident about the decisions they make. There is a key to fly high and being consistent.
“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground”
That trail of never-ending guilt possesses their conscience like a ghost which is not visible but never disappears from their lives. A wise person once said, “We make the blunder in a single moment but we regret it in every coming moment of our lives.” And it is true that people who do not listen to the advice themselves become an admonition to the world.
It is because there is a very thin line between showing confidence and being overconfident. Not everyone has eyes to distinguish. A single step at the moment of your gaffe can take you to the other level where you realize nothing until it is done. Then whatever it is done cannot be undone. There is a strong need to become aware of what we say or what we do and what we really want at the end. And if we cannot handle the consequences and the long-lasting guilt then we should have mercy on ourselves. Because if “the die is cast there is no way back.”
Written by: Momina Azhar