When the following question came up during the BLUSHVancouver “Zest” interview with Helen Siwak“*

What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from them?”

I found myself really torn, which made me even more curious, since I have certainly have made my share of  mistakes in my life and also could think of innumerable times when I felt grave disappointment with my performance for whatever the outcome was. That said, the language of “failure” just didn’t feel right. So I went inward, and the following words came with ease that did indeed feel true to me.

” I think that the idea of “failure” is an illusion that is the natural outcome of unmet hopes and/or expectations—which are simply reflections of our “ego,” not our Truth. Because of this, I would have to describe my “failures” as those times when I have found myself unable to live fully in the present moment and accept life as it actually was.”

If you haven’t yet had a chance to read the whole BLUSHVancouver Q & A, I think you’ll enjoy a few chuckles, as well as a few more soulful moments like this one.

Dr. Theresa Nicassio

*Helen Siwak is the Editor-In-Chief of BLUSHVancouver

Photo by Dr. Theresa Nicassio

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