Lake Baikal, Russia
Step 73. I Will Allow My Errors To Teach Me.
Upon each hour of this day, repeat to yourself that you wish to learn from your errors and feel for a moment what this means. Thus, through many periods of practice today, you will begin to understand the statement you are making and will perhaps then perceive how it can be brought about. If you are willing to learn from your errors, you will not be so afraid to recognize them. Then you will wish to understand them, not to deny them, not to bear false witness against them, not to call them by other names, but to admit them for your own benefit. From this recognition, you will be able to assist others in the reclamation of Knowledge, for they too must learn how to learn from their errors.
Practice 73: Hourly practice.
Important, however, is also being aware and flexible and not charging ahead with something that is obviously not working, not taking me where I need to go, pursuing something that does not "resonate with Knowledge."
And again this Step follows on so naturally from the last. It is when I do not trust my deepest inclinations that I make mistakes, commit errors of judgment. So I need to trust my inclinations, listen to what Knowledge is telling me, stay in sync with my deeper mind, my spiritual being, and things will become clear. I entirely trust that they will.
These steps became part of my daily life for so many years and still serve me well to this day. Error is not to be condoned or justified, but it can act as a very helpful tool for sane behavior in the future. When errors are analyzed and used as a learning tool for avoiding similar error in the future, they are beneficial and can be used for reclaiming Knowledge.
Bolshoye Goloustnoye, Lake Baikal, Russia
I don't think I would be where I am today, physically, mentally, and spiritually, if I had not had that experience. I think I can say that I allowed that particular error to teach me.