Sharings and reflections by Sr. Ellie Finlay of St. John's Center for Spiritual Formation
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Probably the most heartbreaking challenge I have as a meditation teacher is that of needing to reassure people that it's okay not to be perfect. I say "heartbreaking" because of the number of people who have been conditioned to believe that they must scold themselves, punish themselves, if they ever make a mistake. It's a belief that gives rise to great unhappiness and suffering. Truly.
So here's a statement worth thinking about and remembering:
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.