I’m trying to better understand some of the principles I am learning in this program as I observe things around me.

My mom has been talking a lot about her past and our past with some sadness or regret for how she wished things would have been. With curiosity I am trying to understand what she is doing with her emotion of regret.

It doesn’t seem that she is resisting, reacting or avoiding the emotion. So is this what you would call ruminating? What does it look like to deal and process through regret? I know with grief there are times you would want to sit with and feel grief but years later still sitting and grieving over the same thing probably wouldn’t serve you well. Does this apply to regret as well?? Yet regret seems to be more of a dirty pain than a clean pain…