Let Your Mistakes Take You Higher
Key Lesson: It isn't our mistakes that cause us to suffer over them as we do; what makes missteps so painful is our resistance to seeing that we make them.
Free Yourself from Unwanted Circumstances
The real reason people remain captives of unwanted circumstances in their lives is because they've yet to realize this great spiritual secret: Resistance is negative attraction. In other words: the longer we dwell on what we don't want in life, the larger grows that dark dwelling place in which we find ourselves living.
You need not answer to any disturbance within you. Any form of response to a negative state, other than to silently observe it, is always a form of resistance to it. And what we resist persists.
The truth never causes pain. The only pain in a crisis is the false self's resistance to the truth.
Remember, this lower nature is happy with its current disorderly existence. You lose when it wins, and it wins by getting you to deny or protect your mistake. Denying any problem makes you its guardian and leaves you chained to being wrong.
You are not tied to any past mistake unless you lash yourself to it.