Mistakes

Someone pointed out to me were I had unwittingly not been accurate enough in something that I had said in the public forum.

 

I felt a mixture of things:

 

I felt troubled that I had not been more careful about how I had worded things…

 

I kept on thinking about what to do next ….

 

My pride was slightly injured since I try to be accurate and careful of what I say in public.

 

I felt some embarrassment

 

When I stopped to reflect more calmly a number of points came to mind :

 

The mistake was not intended…

 

I was not ‘big’ stuff…

 

Why do I not expect to make mistakes?

 

Mistakes do not diminish who I am…

 

I need to continue learning from my mistakes… I want to be grateful to those who point out my mistakes… I need to forgive myself…

 

We cannot completely avoid making mistakes, no one can.

 

It is loving to respectfully help each other discover our mistakes.

 

We are lifelong learners and we are infinitely loved…