Thursday, August 21, 2008

All is well...

Often I do or say something and kick myself later, thinking I could have done or said it in a more aware and loving fashion. But really, without having done it the way I'd done it, would I have had the opportunity to reflect and learn from it and even be aware that there was another way to do it? Makes me think that perhaps there are no mistakes, just what is.

tall penguin

5 comments:

matt said...

A mistake is only that feeling of wishing to turn back the hands of time to "repair" a situation. But is that realistic?

In reality, mistakes happen for a reason. If you don't learn to value the things that do happen, they just continue to repeat down the road. The real mistake is not realizing that you don't have to repeat them. :)

Living your life is trial and error.

"The greatest mistake a man can ever make
is to be afraid of making one."
- Elbert Hubbard

Umlud said...

I really like your POV. You have ecapsulated in your post what I have been trying to enunciate for a while. (Although not everyone understands what I try and tell them.)

Too often do people over-think a situation before going into it, instead of going with the possibilities and learning how to act and react within the heart of a situation.

Imho, mistakes (at least the bad ones) are those things or situations that we don't try and recover from or mend.

tall penguin said...

A similar quote I recall on the wall of my High School English classroom that has always stuck with me:

"He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not is a fool forever."

tall penguin said...

"Imho, mistakes (at least the bad ones) are those things or situations that we don't try and recover from or mend."

Very well said umlud.

Tammie said...

I used to beat myself up over every little mistake I made, especially if I thought I had said something to hurt someone.

That kind of guilt can make you ill. I don't worry about it anymore. I just try to be the best person I can be and learn from any mistakes I do make.