I had the strangest experience yesterday - I woke full of anger towards myself, all the things I didn't do because I was too busy drinking were staring me in the face - I REALLY resented being an alcoholic and the choices I made (or didn't).
This morning I think the answer really is acceptance. I keep repeating that quote: "We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it" - pg 83 - AA Big Book.
I'm also hearing "It's OK to look back but don't stare. I'm simply finding that hard to not do.
I guess I know what topic I'm speaking on at my beginners meeting tonight :)