Everyone makes mistakes….and I make plenty!
Type of Mistakes
1) Known: You know it maybe ‘wrong’….but you still do it…..these are the “greys” in life. I believe that life is not all black and white…and there are a lot of things which are grey!
2) Unknown: It is a genuine slip…and you realize it once it is done. This is actul mistake! It just happens and you realize…oh my god!
3) Blind : You don’t even realize you have made a mistake, but others around you get hurt and upset. Being a PS I am sure I do many of these..!
I made a mistake today and was very upset about it….not a very big deal….but I was still quite upset with myself…It was one of those mistakes which was somewhere in between the known and unknown…..Your intentions are right….but you still don’t say/do the right things at the right time…and you immediately realize…oh oh… Looks like I said the wrong thing or I did not say the right thing…and feel so stupid!
And then what do you do…?? How do you make amends?
Is realizing and repenting enough….?? Is having the correct intentions good enough??
I really don’t know….
I remember someone from my Buddhist practice group once told me that …realizing and repenting in not enough and you need to make amends…
She had read this somewhere and remembered a chana wala in the lane she use to flick chana’s from as a kid for the kicks, she actually went back to the shocked chana wala’s son who was still selling chana’s in the same lane and paid him 50 bucks!
I don’t know if it is a good idea….but it sure made me feel better…made me feel a little in control..
I though I could actually do something to amend a mistake….may be not directly cause words once said cannot be taken back…but indirectly!