The Vibrant Moment – Remember: Accept Your Failures.
Tools from the Center for New Psychology
Publisher: Dr. Doris Jeanette, Body-Emotions-Energy Teacher
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to
make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Two bits of wisdom show up in Eleanor’s quote:
1. Learning from others is the only way to advance in life.
2. Making mistakes is truly human and unavoidable.
At a seminar years ago the speaker held up a small bag “There is one
real diamond in this bag with hundreds of fake ones. If anyone can
find the real diamond, it’s yours,” he said as he threw the bag into
the crowd. After a pregnant pause, he continued, “How can you find
the real diamond? You must find the one with a flaw in it. Real
diamonds, like real people, have flaws.”
“Wow”, I thought, “how wonderful and true. Mother Nature is the best
teacher in the world.” From then on, I was much kinder to myself when
I made a mistake. I used to beat myself up for at least two weeks if
I let my strawberries get too old to eat in the refrigerator.
What do you do when you make a mistake? Does your Inner Critic beat
you up and punish you to death? After years of standing up to my
Inner Critic, it is much easier to shift out of self-judgment into
self-compassion when I make a mistake. Taking three deep breaths,
feeling my body and feeling my emotions, I make a conscious decision
that I would rather be human than fake.
Give self-acceptance a try this week. See if you can remember and use
these two bits of wisdom everyday. You are sure to feel better and be
stronger in body and mind. Notice how wonderful it is to accept the
reality of being human. Being imperfect is truly human and you are
worthy of compassion as you make your way through this lifetime.
Allow yourself to ask for help as often as needed. Receive help with
gratitude as you move forward toward more freedom and vibrant
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