Life is inevitability experienced as a series of fortunate mistakes, that are actually insightful course corrections.

10 Responses to “Mistakes!”

  1. on 15 Jan 2019 at 9:16 am Betty

    Yes, Carol! I often say, “we don’t know,” when people are making judgements. In the world of “good” and “bad” we do not have the wisdom to know and from the awareness good and bad don’t exist.

  2. on 14 Jan 2019 at 8:53 am ceejaypea

    Until and unless we acknowledge that we ‘don’t know’ we will inevitably judge our actions based upon what we believe should be. Once we accept that the universe is chaos we can also see that we don’t need to know and through presence we can work things out as we go along. Namaste.

  3. on 11 Jan 2019 at 2:14 pm Betty

    “Life is inevitability experienced as a series of fortunate mistakes, that are actually insightful course corrections.” Perhaps another way of seeing this is that the “higher-self” knows what we need to experience and it will alter our course to place us where we have the optimum experience from which to learn “who we really are.” In that case what we experience as seemingly accidental or even unfortunate changes in course are really a nudge in the proper direction from the source, higher-self or whatever you might want to call it.

  4. on 08 Jan 2019 at 11:37 am Betty

    Joe, thank you for your post. Sometimes a “mistake” shoves all my issues (that I have buried somewhere) right back up in my face so I can deal with them. And if it is perceived as a big mistake it really feels like a horror show. Sometimes that kind of suffering leads us to take action, such as finding a teacher like Keshav. Now that’s a wonderful dividend on a “mistake.”

  5. on 08 Jan 2019 at 10:14 am venusrising

    I am thinking of the role of the shaman and mistakes. And I think the role of the shaman is to not take our egos seriously. So I see the big mistakes I make is taking my own ego and others egos seriously

  6. on 07 Jan 2019 at 3:48 pm sasanijjs

    I often reflect on a mistake I have made that really gave a huge push into what felt like a state of psychosis. For years I spent most of my days hating myself both verbally ,and physically for putting myself in that situation. After continuously experiencing freedom ,and how that mistake brought up things “everything” at one time I can now bow to that moment in appreciation. A tremendous amount of healing was sparked through a “ mistake.” Today I listened to a song by Modestep called “sunlight.” Modestep was an artist at a show that I had listened to when I received my first push. I can say at this point that I can truly see the sunlight in that moment. Thank you

  7. on 06 Jan 2019 at 2:42 pm Betty

    I see most of my life as one mistake after another. I sure did learn a lot from those mistakes. I had a lot of chances to serve, to be compassionate, to learn and to be able to show empathy. And eventually stumble into working with Keshav which was most fortunate indeed. I do seem to continue to make mistakes on a regular basis and mostly it all seems to be “grist for the mill.” Takes the sting out of it when I think of it that way.

  8. on 06 Jan 2019 at 12:39 pm Diane

    I view these course corrections as the blessings I experience in hindsight. Which is always 20/20 for me. These petty tyrants have served me well. Like a wind on the ocean of life!

  9. on 05 Jan 2019 at 7:23 pm venusrising

    So many things in life that have seemed as mistakes in the moment or even later, turned out to be the best thing. So this helps me in moments where I think I perceive a " mistake, "  to accept reality as it is . It seems that our holding on to the concept of mistakes is yet another way that we put ourselves through the torture of making reality into something else.

  10. on 05 Jan 2019 at 5:21 pm Keshav Howe

    What I value is right in plain sight. If the arrangement of life is not in aliment with what I say I value, I can:
    Bow to the disturbingly familiar dance moves between highly personalized identities, such as the victim and judge.
    Thank any and all of those fractured characters for their service, and invite them to retire into vast and timeless presence; between two thoughts and two objects of attention.
    Consciously take in life just as it is, as you fully relax attention on the natural rise and fall of the breath. Notice any urge to label what is in plain sight; or to use time to compare and contrast this moment with another. Let it be…
    With eyes wide open, take in life without a personal perspective. What appears when there is nothing to defend nor protect, and what do you notice about the efficacy of your relationship with "mistakes"?

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