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Old 04-02-2023, 04:47 PM
weareunity weareunity is offline
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Thoughts on learning from mistakes.

Hello all.

Personal thoughts ponderings as a kick off.

1) mistakes come in many guises.
2) learning from our mistakes plays a large part in our learning process.
3)mistakes have consequences.
4)ignoring mistakes has consequences.
5)such consequences may be really dangerous--soon or later.
6)perhaps the most dangerous of all however is to refuse to consider that we are or have been mistaken.--either on a personal level or communal level. This possibility is far more dangerous than simply making mistakes as result of simply not being aware that we are or have been mistaken.

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Old 04-02-2023, 10:42 PM
weareunity weareunity is offline
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As a quick addition to kicking off--

Somewhere in these considerations there needs to be a "because".

i.e. such and such was a mistake because it caused such and such consequence.

This consideration in its turn is then based upon by what criteria is such consequence to be judged?

We might then come to the conclusion that if a particular consequence has no importance then it is also not feasible or logical to judge whatever precipitated that consequence as being a mistake. ---finding this seemingly obtuse observation difficult to convey, apologies.

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Old 05-02-2023, 12:11 AM
FallingLeaves FallingLeaves is online now
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I thought the same... if you don't value the outcome then the fact of what happened prior to any consequences just becomes another data point. If one could go so far as to not even value life over death, then a 'mistake' that led to physical death would just seem more of the same, not dangerous at all.

but if you are attached to the outcome (and you most definitely are if you are vehemently opposed to the path you have taken being described as a mistake) then the laws of karma would seem to bite you at some point when the 'return' occurs...
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Old 05-02-2023, 03:57 PM
weareunity weareunity is offline
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Hello Falling leaves.

I think your first sentence in post 3 is a great improvement on my attempt to share similar thoughts in post 2.

Cause and consequence is a relationship upon which I ponder often but in terms which seem to me to be attempts at practical understanding.--with emphasis on "attempts", and attempts which may hopefully become shared attempts with no other ambition or purpose except to possibly--and jointly--further understanding. So thanks.
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Old 05-02-2023, 04:42 PM
Miss Hepburn Miss Hepburn is offline
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Originally Posted by weareunity
Somewhere in these considerations there needs to be a "because".
One sunny day in California, doing nothing special I was suddenly 'hit', like a light bulb
going off in my head ...as they say...

Because = be the cause

"Be" the cause..and you get everything.

(Maybe too abstract for left brainers here, I know.)

*I'll text in Navy Blue when I'm speaking as a Mod. :)

Prepare yourself for the coming astral journey of death by daily riding in the balloon of God-perception.
Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones, which at best is a nest of troubles.
Meditate unceasingly, that you may quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence, free from every form of misery. ~Paramahansa's Guru's Guru.

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Old 05-02-2023, 04:48 PM
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Love it! Makes sense to me.
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