[dropcap]I’m[/dropcap] only human and it’s only natural to make mistakes. No one is perfect and perfection is a subjective state of mind/reality. I’m on a life journey to be a better/good man – to improve myself and live a righteous life; to work hard and be kind/compassionate; to be the best that I can be. But it’s not always easy. Life is full of adversities/pitfalls and temptations. And sometimes I make mistakes. And sometimes it’s the same old errors repeated. From bad habits to addictions. But I’ve learnt to forgive myself and start/try again. There’s no point in punishing myself with hate/guilt or depression. God/the universe is very kind/graceful. Just ask for forgiveness and learn from our mistakes and move on forward/up.
This year, I’m using a book diary again. It’s perfect to jot down sketches, notes, to-dos and reminders. I also make a note of dates of my bad habits/mistakes. This works as a record/constant reminder to avoid/resist them. I feel proud when months have passed and the vices were not repeated. But sometimes they do. And I feel bad for it. But I simply try again each time I fall. With time and commitment, these mistakes will be few and far between. Practice and persistence makes perfect. And the more we try the better we’ll become. Imagine yourself as a lotus rising above the muddy waters. Keep pushing through to transcend our transgressions. Meditation is good for this. It helps centre/purify the mind. Dad once said, “It’s easy to be bad but hard to be good”. Very true but we’re all humans and we learn from our mistakes. No one is perfect so don’t be too hard on yourself or others.