No Mistakes – No Regrets
By Sara Jane
Is there such a thing as a Mistake?
What do you understand by the word Mistake?
The dictionary* definition is “An error or fault. A misconception or misunderstanding”
Let’s take these one at a time shall we
Error – we are all very aware of the errors that occur using technology, the program is only as good as the code input and if there has been a mistype, that can cause real issues with a system.
But what about in your own life, do you make errors or is it just that you have made the best choice you felt you could with the information you had at the time?
Personally, I don’t see them as errors, you have had the courage to take action with the knowledge you had and now you have more knowledge. With the increased knowledge you may realise that there are now other alternatives and you wouldn’t do the same thing again but you have learnt and grown.
Fault – this word to me implies that someone is judging another, again from my perspective, unless you have lived my life and walked in my shoes, you have no idea the information and understanding of things that I have, so there is no fault.
It may be a “bad” outcome for them and an excellent outcome for someone else, it is all about perspective.
Misconception / Misunderstanding – Although there may be many similarities in the way we are raised, our family lives and experiences can be very different and this “colours” our understanding of words and actions.
Your intended meaning may be fully understood by one person and completely misunderstood by another and all the levels in between.
If in doubt ask, many an argument or disagreement could be resolved if only we would talk to each other and get clarification that the meaning we read into it, is the meaning intended.
Never regret being yourself, never regret doing anything you have done with the best of intentions.
The only thing I would say, is if your intention is to do something nice for someone, make sure it is something they would really like, just because we may appreciate it, doesn’t mean another will. If in doubt, always ask.
So, are there ever really any misstates? No, just the best action with the knowledge we have at the time and you don’t have to listen to other people’s judgement of you, that is their stuff not yours.
Therefore, is there any reason for regrets? No not if your intention is good and you live from your heart.
Namaste Sweet Soul
*From the Readers Digest Great Illustrated Dictionary
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