September 11th, 2014
Many people float through life never recognizing or taking responsibility for their mistakes. This behavior only serves the ego by keeping the person separated from transformation, growth and a new enlightened path forward. Discovering and admitting our mistakes is actually a means to end our suffering. Once we learn where we have detoured off path, we can correct our trajectory. Without it, we would continue our patterned behavior which will continue our suffering.
I remember when I finally humbled enough to admit to myself the truth about some past behavior of my own… At first I felt awful and then… I felt joyful! What I had been hiding from myself was the key to my spiritual evolution. I remembered that I am human, fallible and forgivable and I gave myself a genuine apology. Almost instantaneously, the heavy burden of my misstep was lifted from my shoulders. I felt free! Free to love myself. Free to choose differently in the future. And consequently, I felt motivated and empowered enough to go back through my “story” to locate other mistakes and release myself from the burden of them as well.
It is important to remember to be gentle and loving with ourselves on our path to self-worth and empowerment. Give yourself the love your soul craves and remember… it takes way more strength to admit where you’ve got wrong than to stubbornly refuse not to.