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Gradually over the years, a parallel life of undone things builds up. The unresolved has a lingering force and it follows us. Because this happens in the unconscious and unknown regions of our hearts, we rarely notice its effect. The undone continues to live near us; sometimes it is more powerful than what we have actually completed. What is finished lets us go free; it becomes truly part of us and is integrated and woven into memory. What remains unfinished continues to dwell in that still hungry and unformed part of the heart that could not realize itself and grow free; these gaps in our integrity stay open and hungry. -John O’Donohue,To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
Writing Prompt: What are your character’s regrets? How do they affect how he or she acts and feels?
Journaling Prompt: Write about one thing that you regret and how you could finish it.
Art Prompt: Regrets
Nonfiction / Speech Writing Prompt: Write about the weight of regrets and unfinished business.
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