It’s ok to wobble. It’s ok to stumble. It’s even ok to fall down. It’s just not ok to stay down. Anonymous
Life is not lived in a straight line. Anonymous
The spiritual path is defined by intent more than execution. My intent is to keep going no matter what. My execution can sometimes look a little messy. What happened to that iron clad discipline I was developing? I was all ready to pat myself on the back. Then I tripped and landed on my backside, in the middle of a mud puddle.
If I let my actions determine the outcome, then I messed up and my spiritual progress should be judged accordingly. But life of full of missteps, and not everything works out the way I want. Everyday does not build on the past in a perfect linear fashion. Things can go well for a while and then things can go haywire. I am learning the key is not perfection in execution — if such a thing even exists. It is simply to pick myself up, dust myself off, and get back on the path. No whining and no beating myself up. It happened, now I need to move on.
Affirmation: I see my life through my soul’s eyes, and I extend only kindness and understanding to myself when things go sideways.