HJ: The belief in failure is a misperception of the true nature of reality. The concept of failing is inherently judgmental and dualistic and it implies that one can do something wrong or incorrect, which is a fallacy. We have experiences in this life to learn, grow, and better understand ourselves and our spiritual nature. In that context, how can one truly fail? Everything we experience, whether we perceive it as good, bad or neutral is simply an opportunity for growth and development. Therefore failure is not really failing at anything. Failure, as it is typical perceived, is just an opportunity to grow through an experience of greater challenge or adversity.
The more important concept is how do we react to and learn from perceived failures, which are really just opportunities in disguise. Do we observe, reflect, learn and grow from the ‘failure’ or do we resign in defeat, shying away from the lesson contained therein? This is all that matters, for this is where the wisdom of the situation lies. When we begin to view success and failure in this context, they both lose their emotional charge and, in fact, we learn to always be ‘successful’ in that we can quickly identify and assimilate the lessons contained within any experience. From this viewpoint, the dualistic notion of success and failure begins to vanish. It is replaced by a holistic mindset that views all challenges as opportunities for greater understanding and growth. Failure simply ceases to exist.
Does Failure Really Exist?
By Jonathan Wells | AdvancedLifeSkills.com