What Are Mistakes? By Dean A. Banks, D.d.

Do you perceive things that appear to be detrimental to your experience as mistakes? Do you get upset when things don’t go your way? Are you determined to believe that some of your actions are mistakes when in fact they might not be?

Mistakes are the perception that something was done in a manner that wasn’t appropriate, didn’t yield the sought after results or were emotionally expressed out of passion. The definition of mistake is “an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness or insufficient knowledge [dictionary.com]. It is the perception that an action was in error to bring about a desired and expected result.

What we might perceive as an error can yield the results we are seeking by allowing us to think we are doing the right thing when in fact we aren’t. We don’t always know

the results of our actions and behaviors because we don’t see the entire picture. That’s why it is integral to spend daily time in prayer, meditation and service for us to become ‘in-tune’ with our Divine SELVES! That attunement to divinity affords us a direct channel to ‘understanding’ what we need to do and when we need to do it.

Our perceptions sometimes deceive us ‘purposefully’ in order for us to take the actions necessary to co-create our desired manifestation. If this is true, is there anything that is truly a mistake? Or is it that our perception tells us that it is a mistake when in fact it is NOT an error?

For example, is it a mistake that you left your house at a certain time and then got stuck in traffic making you


late for an important appointment? Could it be that if you left earlier you might have gotten into an accident? Could it be that divine providence allowed you to be safe by leaving later than you did? You might not ever know. Don’t let appearances deceive you into believing that when things don’t go your way that it is a negative occurrence. Allow things to be what they are and don’t attach negative beliefs to their apparent unfolding of you will be subject to the possible outcomes of those beliefs.

Allow the Divine to guide your steps and don’t worry about mistakes. Be ye therefore perfect by realizing that you are a child of the Most High and even if you perceive that you have made  ‘mistakes’ that you are forgiven simply by asking for forgiveness.

Don’t allow the commission of ‘mistakes’ to stifle your progress in life. Be focused on the end result and allow yourself to get there without judging your perceived ‘mistakes’ on your journey. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)



Article Written By SpiritualityGuide

Dean created the Spirituality Guidance Internet TV Channel to provide access to current Spiritual leaders online. He released his third book in 2011 entitled “Spiritual Growth: Articles Of Expectation”. Dean produces multimedia marketing and advertising campaigns, audio and video productions and is the webmaster for his company, banksnet.com.

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