The Power of Mistakes

by Guest Writer Christa Leigh Meister

“From error to error, one discovers truth.” ~ Sigmund Freud

The best things in life are mistakes; they shake our world and show us how to live our truth. I've been stumbling through mistake after mistake along my journey and I have uncovered parts of my soul I normally wouldn't have had these missteps not happened. I developed strengths I didn't know I possessed, and have been able to strengthen friendships and developed new bonds I maybe wouldn't have paid attention to.

Mistakes are powerful and through them we discover the beautiful gifts within others and ourselves. You limit your soul’s expansion by labeling them as a negative. Giving yourself the freedom to err along your journey allows for growth. It isn't wise to carry your mistakes with you like some worn out loyalty; don’t be a martyr. Experiment with your life - you have that right.

Being able to continuously reinvent yourself as you move through your life with grace enables you to remain still in the middle of the storm – and that is the secret to moving past these moments and the unwarranted guilt that comes with them.

Mistakes are the ingredients needed to find your souls purpose! When you make them use it as an opportunity to transform; often these oversights can be the things that really set you free. When you ignore the inner critic and allow them to happen without self-flagellation, you are then able to truly listen for the lesson that is to be learned. Herein lies the magic of mistakes.

They are a part of your story, so embrace them and honor where you’re at. Then start from that self-actualized place and keep moving forward. And whatever you do, don’t ever quit.

“Maybe not making a mistake is a even bigger mistake” - Christa Leigh Meister

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Christa Leigh Meister is an advocate for health, wellness and personal development while continuously pushing herself towards constant evolution. She is an Academic Instructor with Lasalle College International, her freelance projects have included Co Publishing the 2012 CRAVE Vancouver Guide, and re-branding the Langara Holistic Image Consulting Program, she currently has multiple writing projects in development! Christa believes in building solid long-term partnerships that effectively enrich the lives of those involved and the way to her heart is coffee, cookies and clothing!