I don't think I would want to change things, yeah times have been really hard sometimes, yes I have had some real challenges, but expunging them would mean altering the circumstances which have lead to my current security and inner-strength. Today I wrote a prayer to the Goddess, which I thought it would be relevent to this thread:
May I bring the whole of my life under the rhythm of your own life Mother; the grain falling upon the earth, the felling of the crop and it’s springing up again; May I come to accept the tapestry you weave Mother, in joy as well as despair and in acceptance know my life changed, May I know you in letting go, as well as welcoming in, May I know inspiration in both what is scattered and what is gathered, May I be mindful of you in all which is my power, and which is not, accepting both with equal measure and equal fortitude. May I celebrate you in the tides of my own body, in the relentless force of change finding affirmation for my life in what is painful and what is blissful, knowing life as a cost and a gift; May I recognize the necessity of your hand, in life and death, in leaves newly born and leaves long-time dead. Mother, give me the time to recognize you in the face of the baby and the carrion crow both, teaching me the art of reverence, wherever I may tread.
All worship should be considered as one. We look on the same stars, the sky is common, the same world surrounds us. What difference does it make by what pains each seeks the truth? We cannot attain to so great a secret by one road- Symmachus