When something’s in the forefront of your attention, it’s funny how you suddenly start seeing it everywhere. Since I wrote the last post, the mistake concept has been popping up. Just the idea of mistake, fortunately – not actual ones. (As of yet. Stay tuned. I feel one creeping up on me any minute now.)
There’s this, from Tibetan Buddhist Lama Mipham: Problems in the world are created by mistaken attitudes, afflictions, in our own minds.
And here’s an interesting blog by Eric Leonardson on mistakes in listening, and how conscious listening contributes to environmental awareness and an “acoustic ecology.”
Deep listening, from a still, placid place. The place that holds no judgment, no attitude, no push-back – Just in a quest to hear what’s really true.
It’s the first step to wisdom. No mistake about it.