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When is the last time you made a mistake?

I made a mistake, recently, and said some things that I now regret. Can you relate?

I know deeply, especially upon contemplation and reflection, that the real reason I said those things had absolutely nothing to do with the people I named but more about me and my feelings. I confessed and apologized.

Repressed feelings can cause non-sensible outbursts; and it shouldn't make sense to others, because it's more about "me" than them.

It's never to late to contemplate on what happened....

Some thought: she's angry.

Some said: I don't like what she said

Some, who had experience making a fool of themselves, knew: she's upset about something and it's deeper than what it appears to be

Some thought: she's not one of us

Some thought: I'm afraid to connect

Some said: This isn't the person I know

Some said: She's not happy today

Some gave advice or suggestions,

Others talked behind her back,

That all said, no matter what was said or done, I know that my mistake don't touch the totality of who I am.

I also know that behaviors have consequences. The consequences I will live with, but what means the most to me is the lesson learned.

The lesson in Don Miguel's book , The Four Agreements, brings solace to me.

Don truly knows and cares...

That's why one of his laws is: "Don't take anything personally."

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AngelSharum wrote on August 3, 2014, 4:53 PM

I make mistakes all the time. I think, like you, that the important thing is owning up to them and trying to do better.

sandyresearch wrote on August 3, 2014, 4:59 PM

I didn't take it as being flip. If that is what your experience is, that's cool. My feelings sometimes can do a marathon in 5 seconds...LOL

Ellis wrote on August 3, 2014, 5:20 PM

I too make mistakes but after a great deal of reflection and contemplation... I blame someone else....mwahahahah

Scorpie wrote on August 3, 2014, 5:22 PM

I made a mistake today by watching The Warriors Way. Argh.

sandyresearch wrote on August 3, 2014, 5:41 PM

Thanks AngelSharum for some reason it was on my mind today and I wanted to write about it. Thanks for sharing your experience.

sandyresearch wrote on August 3, 2014, 5:42 PM

I forgo to add those lines to the article. I've done that one too. And who cares, right?

sandyresearch wrote on August 3, 2014, 5:43 PM

You're lucky your mistakes are only things like that. It's no big thing, but a penny for my thoughts and now I feel better having written it. (right forum? who knows?)

Scorpie wrote on August 3, 2014, 5:45 PM

I'm a man therefore I don't admit my mistakes. I cover them up with bigger mistakes.

BarbRad wrote on August 3, 2014, 7:57 PM

I make mistakes every day, but most aren't relational. That's because I hardly ever see anyone but my husband.Occasionally I say something he takes the wrong way when it was't meant to attack him, but he thinks I am.

bestwriter wrote on August 3, 2014, 8:52 PM

I am infallible. (lol)! Mistakes are a part of everyone's life. I do not count but I must be making several mistakes.

LoudMan wrote on August 3, 2014, 11:31 PM

Oh! So it's YOU folks who are making mistakes! The rest of us were wondering ho it was. Now I know. :)