Intellectually I understand (and even accept) that part and parcel of being human is having F-I-Qs (foibles, “isms” and quirks) as well as being imperfect.
For some reason, I am very understanding and forgiving of F-I-Qs, both in myself and others. (Perhaps that’s simply a “quirk” of my nature. lol)
It’s the being imperfect and making mistakes part of being human I have a harder time with. (Particularly when it comes to myself.) Reminders (a.k.a. helpful hints) about the choices available when I’ve made mistakes (and/or experienced real-time examples of my imperfections) help clarify and put things into perspective. (It’s the choices part that is particularly appreciated as it leaves me with a feeling of empowerment. Always a good.)
If you make mistakes, then you have choices. You can:
*Learn and grow.
*Ignore and stagnate.
*Drag it with you for ever.
*Leave the experience behind.
[Personal observation: If you ignore the lesson, then you can keep repeating it … over … and over … and over again.]
If you’re imperfect, then you have choices. You can:
*Bemoan your imperfection.
*Celebrate your imperfection.
*Overcome your imperfection.
*Be your imperfection.
[My interpretation of the last on the list — the “being” part — channels the Zen/Buddha philosophies of unconditional acceptance.]
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