Failure is Not an Option

by Tom Swift

In meditation, it is the moment you notice your mind wander where the growth occurs. You think this moment is the failure but in fact it is the victory.

At that instant when you notice is when you know you have done what the practice is for.

At that moment is where you know you have done good work.

In that spirit, do not call yourself defeated, incapable, or lacking when you observe that the effects of the original sin have been triggered. Instead, celebrate the fact that you see that has occurred.

This is no small thing, this observation.

This, in fact, is, too, where the growth comes.

Do not run away but rather lean in.

See the weight you have lifted.

You think you have done what you can but what a gift to find — to be presented — with a new way to improve.

Truly good work old boy!