Saturday, 19 May 2012

Getting Things Wrong

Things I can still get wrong:

not finding an important document where it should be filed;
not finding a book where it should be shelved;
misplacing wallet, diary or mobile phone

Such mistakes sometimes cause problems and friction. Maybe we learn to cope better with the problems and friction. I do not learn to prevent or avoid the mistakes. Acceptance of fallibility is necessary but is awareness sufficient to prevent errors and forgetfulness possible? Not robotic precision or mental/psychological memory tricks but perpetual awareness? I think some people have it.

Meanwhile, we can at least practise awareness in zazen.

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