Throughout life mistakes will be made, but perhaps the more important, more helpful truth is why those mistakes were made. There is a story, perhaps…
In the search for the good, for a truth, a man went on an adventure; where to was not known and neither was the motivation: only the misgivings. And so, with the misgivings the man started off, one foot at a time. From the one step came another and before he knew it his adventure had begun. In fact even without him knowing, long before he considered it, the adventure had already begun. And without him knowing it, mistakes had been made.
The path started straight, wide and sunny, but as the weather will the clouds soon came and the path became muddied with doubt. The man sat under a tree and pondered his predicament. His bag wet from the rain and his coat soaked from the worry of the day, he wished for the straight, wide and sunny path and so he soldiered on. There was no decision to be made as that had been made, and so it was with mistakes.
After a fitful night’s sleep (and soaked and sore feet) the man donned his soaked coat and wet bag and went on his way. As paths will, the way curved and climbed with hills hiding what was ahead. “Such is the future.”, the man thought. And so was his life, motivated by fate or future or adventure, or whatever the man called it at the time.
His happiness wained and waved as the sea might do on a beach, but as the water will, his happiness washed upon the beach and sifted through the sands. The years went by as will the days, as will the minutes and the man thought to himself: “Such is the life I lead.” Throughout his life the man met others and those fell away around the corners of the path the man was on, and soon the man found himself alone.
Motivated by sheer will and some curiosity mixed with a dose of virtue and the endless misunderstanding of truth the path became home. The roots he had dug up so many times, he carried in his bag which was by now old and worn by the mistakes that he’d made. And it was with these misgivings that the man turned around and considered his past for the first time in his life.