"Your reason and your passion are the rudder and sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction"
It's hard to find a balance between your head and your heart. No matter which path you choose, the would've beens/could've beens/should've beens always find a little corner in the back of your mind and begin niggling their way into your daily existence. Had you listened to your heart and taken a chance on something/someone you truly felt for, maybe you'd be living out your happily-ever-after. Had your powers of reason directed you instead of your foolish heart, maybe you wouldn't be stuck in the situation you're forced to confront every day of your life.
Whatever the case may be, we live our lives constantly surrounded by regrets. We dwell in the past, wallow in self pity and generally mope around. But once in a blue moon, our head and heart decide to accomodate one another.. We find the answer in the back of the textbook, so to speak. The balance returns. And hope springs eternal... Maybe someday we'll reach the place we're searching for. But this, here, is not so bad either...
"Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing; And direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes"