Take a look at the quote below and let me know what comes up for you.
“If we treated our friends like we treat ourselves, we’d all go to jail” – Unknown
What thoughts or impressions come to mind?
My post on Monday was about how we cannot make a mistake. In that post we discussed the idea that we all make the best decision we can in each given moment. A “mistake” is the judgement we place on our choices, and by releasing these judgments, we can in turn learn from our choices instead of beating ourselves up over our “mistakes”
This quote confirms the inner battle that we sometimes struggle with. I have noticed that I beat myself up, judge myself for the choices I make, and have a inner battle with myself…that sometimes get ugly. No one knows the details of this battle but me, it is individual for me and for us all.
What would happen if we could release these judgments we put on ourselves, release the “mistakes” and treat ourselves like we want others to treat us?
- There are no “mistakes” only different varieties of ways to experience life and remember more of who we are. We make choices based on our past, our belief systems, our values, and perhaps even the collective consciousness that’s engrained in our DNA. We always choose what we believe is the best possible choice in any given situation. Instead of directing our energy toward the past by beating ourselves up over “mistakes,” why not ask, “What is the lesson? What can be learned from this experience?” – IPEC core principle
What are your thoughts about this idea/principle?
When I first heard this principle I don’t think I fully understood it. I still don’t think I completely understand it, but I am realizing more and more each day that there are really no mistakes…we simply choose what we feel is the best choice in any given moment. A mistake is the judgment we put on the choice we make.
Releasing the judgment is a very freeing feeling. Doing this allows me to focus on the lesson I can learn from my choices instead of beating myself up over the “mistake” I made
What would your life look like if you did the same?