by Friends of Godwin
In everyday life there will probably come situations where we might fail in our practice, so what I want to suggest is that if such a thing were to happen to you in everyday life, don’t be surprised. We’re still human, and as we are still human it is possible that we’ll make some unexpected mistake. Here again, without giving it a minus, without feeling bad about it, without feeling the urge to give up your practice because something unexpected has happened, see if you can learn from it. Say to yourself: “What really happened to me?” In a very friendly, gentle way we can learn from our so-called failures.