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‘Blessings hidden within every mistake’

india Updated: May 07, 2012 23:32 IST
PP Wangchuk

We say that to err is human and to forgive divine? But be aware no divine intervention comes into play until you realise your mistake. If you do that, then you can see that your mistake has been a blessing in disguise. Rhonda Byrne, author of the recently released book, The Magic, makes this point clear. She says there are blessings hidden within every mistake!

If we don’t make mistakes, then how do we get a chance to learn and grow? One who learns from every mistake is the wisest of all. Such a person sees an opportunity in every problem he comes across. Byrne suggests that we put into action Oprah Winfrey’s counsel, “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” Only then we can be differentiated from animals.

Woes betide the man who never owns up his mistakes and blames others for every turn of bad things in his life. And, sadly, he misses a golden chance to improve himself and be happy and progressive. His stupidity never comes to an end and his ignorance forces him to commit the same mistake time and again.

How do you convert mistakes into blessings? Byrne suggests you ask yourself two questions: What did I learn from the mistake; and what are the good things that came out of the mistake? However bad and troublesome the mistake has been, there are always many things that one can learn from it and be grateful. Take a pledge that the act of mistake that gave you pain will never be repeated.

Having done a mistake and then willfully and happily owning it up, one has to be grateful for the “wake-up” call. Our mind, if cultivated in the right manner, builds up blessings out of our miseries so that we are always a gainer.

You must always remind yourself that gratitude helps you turn your darker hours of life into brighter ones. There is magic in being grateful for what you could get, and dismissing as useless what you could not!