For whatever reason I cannot get away from this subject. For instance, this past Saturday I was in the car, turned on the radio and the program “This American Life”* was on. The show was “Invisible Made Visible.” Then I started listening to the first episode.
The first episode was about a man who was blind and the trouble he once had navigating a hotel room. Toward the close of the episode he said,
“… you get a picture in your mind and if you get it wrong, you live in that mistake.”
That statement captured me. How many times have I created such a picture of some event or situation and had it “figured out” only to discover later that I did not have it right. How long did I “live in that mistake?” How much did I miss by letting the mistake control what else I might have seen?
How about you? Can you think of a “mistake” you lived in? And can you think of what broke the power of the “mistake?”