Time to embrace our mistakes and see them for what they are: mis-takes!

(And totally forgot to give a shout-out to Michael Beckwith who inspired the video with this thought:

“A conscious realization of our innate oneness with the Ineffable does not mean that we will never make a mistake again. Even enlightened beings burn their bagels once in a while. It’s important to maintain a sense of humor because this is how you will stop being afraid of making a mistake. You’ll make some, but so what? That’s why they’re called mis-takes. Humor relaxes the uptight ego. You get a new cue from your inner Self and simply say, ‘I missed my cue, so let’s do a second take.’ Your willingness to take the risk of making a mistake is actually an expression of courage and a willingness to grow from them. Mistakes are about getting the blessing in the lesson and the lesson in the blessing.”)

* This is a Big Idea from my Optimal Living 101 classes.

Brian Johnson is the Philosopher and CEO of en*theos—a company he created with his wife, Alexandra. Brian has a daily video series called “Optimal Living 101,” created PhilosophersNotes, wrote a little book called A Philosopher’s Notes, has a monthly “Big Ideas” column in Experience Life magazine, and was featured in the documentary Finding Joe. You can also follow Brian on Facebook and Twitter.