To Err is Human
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
We all make mistakes, and in the process I know I have been given powers and knowledge to control and avoid many of mine, but life is life. Listen, I write with the admission of having made mistakes. I know I have failed. In fact, I have had the benefit of having failed many times and equally of having had the privilege of growing as a result. In this absurd amount of life’s experiences I have had that I am getting to share, I have come to a place where I can draw upon all of it for you. I share with you what I know will be one of the most revolutionary powers you will experience—yourself growing.
I have lived a life at times not as I am now, but I have found my salvation. I have found my path and my purpose. I hope that I can save you from touching the stove, and help you create the life you want. I want you to not be paralyzed by your past. It’s never too late, and there’s no time like the present to make the changes to make your life better.
You all know what I mean about touching the hot stove. As a child your parents have told you the stove is hot and cautions you not to touch it, but you do anyway. You don’t need to get burned to learn everything in life. You can be in charge of your life and lead it in a productive, positive manner. The powers you are developing are beyond your imagination. The reason why this journey is so important is that it’s about you. It’s not about believing in any outside source to provide the power to improve any part of your life. It’s about your power and by you using your power being able to create the life you want. What could be more powerful than that?
Your life is full of wealth. Remember, you never know where life’s lessons will come from. One of the tools that we each have is our own experiences and the experiences we have each and every day. All we have to do is pay attention; always be ready to learn, and always try and learn. Everything makes you richer. All you have to do is understand your mistakes. Don’t pretend they don’t exist, and remember: You can’t lie to yourself. Understand, grow and learn.
That’s ultimately what we want to achieve—not repeating our mistakes and avoiding as many as we can. “To err is human.” If we think about anyone’s life, there are mistakes and faults. Let’s not judge one another, and let’s recognize who we have become, not who we were. As the Bible says, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
A key element is to withhold judgment. We, each one of us, are not without flaws, and we are not vultures waiting to eat the dead nor dance in the glory of other people’s mistakes. Let’s all grow and help one another and never judge. After all, we put our pants on one leg at a time no matter how rich or poor. We are all human, and with that comes mistakes.
An old saying says, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Listen again without judgment: we all need to learn and grow and not live in the continuous cycle of our mistakes. I’m glad we’re here together because together we’re growing, and together we will improve our lives and the lives around us.