That yearning for something different whether you choose to act on it or not deserves to be heard. It deserves a place in your heart and mind. It deserves a place in your psyche.
One surprising thing I learned when I started to practice mindfulness is this: the mind is a very busy and noisy place.
Perhaps we should’ve learned in law school that as a lawyer, as a good and successful lawyer, we will occasionally (or even frequently) “lose.” However, it would be wrong to assume the loss is a reflection on you as a lawyer or your lawyering ability.