I had another dream last night. It involved the discovery of an error in calculation. Specifically, the over-estimation of a value or quantity in my inventory of assets.
Still too oblique?
It doesn’t matter, really, because the important point was that I found where the mistake was: in me…
We value the pearl as a thing of beauty. But we forget that it was some minor source of irritation that stimulated the creation of a pearl, usually thought of as a grain of sand.
We all make mistakes: it’s part of the human journey. Most of the time, we would rather forget that they’d even happened. But those moments of indiscretion, our ego irritations, are what make us as valuable as pearls to the spiritual realms.
Holier Than Thou
We all know the type: they look down their superior noses at we lesser beings.
But most of the time, what they are really doing is trying to cover up the fact of their own errors and omissions, in other words, their own sins.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
Our human journey is really just a way of finding out where we have gone wrong in the past, in order to help us find the only worthwhile and true path to take to the future.
We’re in school, folks.
Acknowledging mistakes, but forgiving ourselves anyway, is the only sure way to pass the test. Nobody gets 100% on their first try. That’s why we are allowed to resit the exam as many times as it takes to get a ‘perfect’ score.
So: what have you learned today?