Friday, December 30, 2011

Faults

Don't be afraid to look at your faults - Yoruba Proverb



Even though we know there is always room for improvement, we tend to shy away from criticism.   Our egos tell us we are being attacked and quite naturally we want to strike back.  In order to be whole, healthy beings, we need to know all there is to know about ourselves.   Sometimes that information must come from others.   This may mean admitting that we are not always right, and knowing it is okay to make a mistake.   A mistake, an error, a poor choice, or bad decision does not equal "there is something wrong with me."   It means you are on your way to being better.   We do not make mistakes on the basis of race or color.   We make them because we are human.   When we acknowledge our errors and face up to our shortcomings, no one can use them against us.  Let us not be afraid to admit when we are wrong.  

2 comments:

Julie Rydlund said...

I love your blog! It is great when we can realize our wrongs and learn from our mistakes. God Bless.

Connecticut Yankee said...

Thank you Julie.