I have been thinking about failure a lot lately, as I have changed the location of my art studio and have begun to do some new things with my art.
At times, it can be difficult to venture out and try something new. It feels as if we have to be especially guarded and sharp trying to anticipate and correct any difficulties as they arise.
But one thing I am learning is that failure (because there has definitely been some along the way)is never forever and it is not eternal – unless we make it so.
A failure is a temporally-limited event. It is attached to a specific moment in time. That is it.
It is only we in our minds who pull the failure forward into the present moment with us and continue to experience it as if it were happening presently.
By doing this, we give failure an eternal edge and then wonder why we fear it so much.
For today, I hope you leave your failures behind in the moments when they occurred and free yourself to meet the present moment’s possibilities with joy and anticipation rather than a worry about “failing”.