It is forbidden to regret your egoistic losses in the spiritual work.
In the past you wanted to conquer the world and to take it all: wealth, domination, honor, and knowledge; to control everything, to enjoy everything, and that everything should be yours.
Now, however, when you cross the point of no return in the opposite direction, towards the upper attributes of love and bestowal, when all the forces, desires, aspirations, and hopes turn to bestowal unto others, you should under no circumstances regret the dead desires in the state where you left them, this is called “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh.”
Very often we hear a person complaining: “What a pity that I have suffered so many years…” He regrets his dear dead desires and the years that were wasted in vain: “I have invested all my life in them!” This is how our ego works.
Therefore, at each new stage we must not remember the past. The past doesn’t exist! You have corrected the given level, like a stage in a spaceship, and you should yearn to move forward.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/16/14