Mistakes play a very important role in determining all relations - relationships with others and also with oneself, ones work as well as our overall approach towards life.
We often bring up children with rules that are strict, it's good to have rules but it's important to be realistic. Mistakes are important for success and growth. Breaking rules happens, even if we try not to because there's nothing absolute or 100%. Inventions, innovations, reflection, introspection, learning, relearning - won't happen if there's no room for making mistakes.
Let's stop to put strong mental boundaries in relationships. Let's stop to expect everyone to match our intellectual capacity or our expectations. Let's be open to diversity, be open to others making mistakes and let's fill in the gaps with patience, compassion and tolerance.
So next time when one of your student breaks a rule or makes a mistake, let's see it differently. Let's hold ourselves from reacting, let's step back within our mind from holding judgements and labelling the child bad, silly, unintelligent or good-for-nothing - let's instead become aware of our own aggression, intolerance, irritation. Let's give space to people to grow, let's point out mistakes but let's not point out at people. People are dynamic, ever changing.
However please don't make this concept an excuse to adhere to your 'blindness' or as a means to escape from reality. Mistakes are beautiful if they are accepted with compassion and reflected upon with wisdom.
Thought provoking piece by Venus Upadhayaya, a contributing Blogger and inspiring individual.
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