I overslept this morning, and was winding up to hate myself all day with lose-lose questions:
“Why didn’t I just get up the first time my alarm went off?
Why did God invent the snooze button?
Why didn’t my dog wake me up?
Why am I so irresponsible?”
None of my questions were answered so I attempted the impossible: meditation. After almost 60 grueling seconds of trying to quite my mind I admitted defeat and logged into gmail. This email had a calming effect, inspiring me to put down the proverbial bat and relax.
“The old people say, `Learn from your mistakes’. So I try to accept everything for what it is and to make the best of each situation one day at a time.”
The Creator did not design us to beat ourselves up when we make mistakes. Mistakes are our friends. It is from mistakes that we learn. The more mistakes we learn from, the faster we gain wisdom. The faster we gain wisdom, the more we love. The more we love, the fewer our mistakes. Therefore, mistakes help us to learn love. God is love. Mistakes are sacred and help us learn about God’s will for ourselves.
–Dr. A.C. Ross (Ehanamani), LAKOTA
|Elder’s Meditation of the Day March 12|
Great Spirit, help me, today, to learn from my mistakes.