No Mistakes: Just a New Learning

I have learnt a very important truth lately, and as the title suggests, that there is really no such thing as a mistake, for every day opens up new opportunities to explore with a greater understanding in all facets of life. Opportunities of growth can be found doing everyday tasks like folding your washing, driving your car and painting a picture… and it is the latter where my new learning begins.

My particular “Aha” moment came while painting a little series of pieces on paper. I was working on two pieces simultaneously so they both had a similar colour, pattern, shape and theme, but they were very different pieces.

I felt I gave one much more attention than the other and it made me stop and question why I was doing this. Why did I not like each piece equally?

I actually considered throwing away the piece I didn’t feel met my standards, but there was something about it that was begging me to go deeper with the self-questioning.

The piece was not perfect in my eyes in that moment; it didn’t meet my perception of what I thought to be pleasing to the eye, so I disregarded it and threw the artwork to the side. However, I stopped and reclaimed it as I realised that nothing is perfect, everything in life is imperfectly beautiful in its own unique way, much like we are.

Perfection is not an achievable goal. It’s an endless road that just comes with more obstacles. It pushes us out of our natural rhythm into a never-ending game of trying to achieve an unobtainable marker that depletes us “quick sticks”.

The continual push for attaining perfection leads me to exhaustion and a never-ending story plays out in my head of other ways I can reach my desired point. It’s a brutal path that inevitably leads nowhere.

Our unique essence is intertwined into everything we express in this world and that includes that single piece of paper I was so haphazardly going to throw away. It was like I was throwing away a piece of me: I was giving up on me. I wasn’t being accepting and allowing time and space to share what is there to be shared when it is ready. So this is true in life and in art, as they are one and the same.

So what did I do next? I simply stopped and left the artwork for a day, and boy did that feel fantastic!

Do you know what the best part of the process was? It involved no drive or push for a perfect result. Each piece of artwork was able to be exactly how it was, with no attachment to an outcome or push for perfection.

This ever growing awareness and sense of calm allows greater opportunities for new ways of looking at life overall and I feel that is a pretty awesome tool to hold in my ever growing toolkit for life.

The best part is that my stress levels for getting to the desired destination of perfection have dissipated and I enjoy the journey a whole lot more. I never know where I will end up – that’s what makes life so much more fun, don’t you think?

Now the artwork is as perfectly imperfect as the other piece.

So never give up on finding your true masterstroke, it is there – it’s not a mistake, it just needs clarity and space to flourish in its own unique way, just like us.

I am forever in loving appreciation of my innate masterstroke thanks to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.

By Kelly Zarb, Retail Manager / Artist, Melbourne, Australia

Related Reading:
~ Whoops Is One Of My Favourite Words – A Message From the Author
~ Imperfect
~ Livingness in Earth School, Learning in Heaven’s Classroom

1,904 thoughts on “No Mistakes: Just a New Learning

  1. When we are doing something and things are not flowing then the best thing to do is to walk away for awhile because when we try to push through something the quality of what we are doing gets affected.

  2. I find that this idea of things being and looking perfect starts very early on. If students make one small mistake on a page in their exercise books they will often rip it out and start all over again. It is very ingrained and much of it comes from our education system. Mistakes are how we learn, in fact they are a necessary part of learning.

  3. We take things on as mistakes only when we have expectations of what a particular outcome will be. Looking for the ‘wrong’, ‘error’, ‘can do better’. Whereas with no expectations of life, everything is about learning. Sometimes these learnings are very uncomfortable because we need to see the part that we played, but despite the discomfort the learnings can be massive.

  4. The push or drive we can go into when completing something really affects our quality, especially when I can see the finish line I want to rush through and get it over with so it becomes a tick boxing exercise instead of allowing the space and grace for something to naturally complete.

  5. When we lace a situation with ‘that was good’ or ‘that was bad’ we immediately go into right and wrong…this serves naught and is a complete complication to an otherwise simple teaching being offered.

  6. Understanding that there are no mistakes in life, just opportunities is a great place to get to. It allows us to relax and to flow harmoniously, without judgment of ourselves for ‘getting it wrong’. This understanding has made a big difference to me – allowing me to live with less fear of rejection and self-criticism.

  7. “Perfection is not an achievable goal. It’s an endless road that just comes with more obstacles” – So true, hence why having this as our purpose in life – to achieve perfection – can only be attempted through force and drive rather than true commitment, unfolding and so forth.

  8. I have bimbled my way through this life for extensive periods leaving a trail of what I had considered mistakes in my wake. But, on reflection, they have, lead me to where I am today. Now, I don’t have to wait for years to see the insight into my poor choices for they have always been there to appreciate the wisdom offered. It’s a new level of responsibility.

  9. There can be no mistakes as this is a one take movie. Everything is here for us to learn from if we are willing to stop pushing and step back and observe.

  10. Whether something is perfect or not depends upon its purpose. Imperfection can be a perfect foundation for evolution because it offers us so many opportunities to learn more about ourselves and to connect more deeply to all that we are. If we have an image of what the perfect world and perfect life looks like, then we have set ourselves up for disappointment and disillusionment.

  11. The seeking of perfection is like a surreal plot totally designed to keep humans running blindly on a hamster wheel… Where no one is served but those who benefit by total distraction.

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