IV. Thriving in a "User-Friendly"
"Teaching everything in terms
of circles or wheels is a Native American
spiritual tradition. The "mistakes wheel" is a new perspective on
the medicine wheel, which is part of the Sweet Medicine Path, and
the keys to self-acceptance and acceptance of the universe. The
sections of the disk hold five messages about mistakes.
In the north part of the
wheel, the message reads: "Learning
from our own mistakes". In the west part, it's "Learning from the
mistakes of others." In the east portion, it says: "Learning from
the mistakes of our teachers," and, in the south segment, it's: "Being
willing to make as many mistakes as it takes."
Finally in the center of this
medicine wheel, a position which represents
the essence of the learning, the following is written: "Learning that
is no such thing as a mistake."
If we open ourselves to the
possibilities that all we encounter and
do offers us opportunities for joy and learning, then we can make all
useful and fruitful. Certainly, a universe in which such a
exists would be "user-friendly". It might, in fact, be even more
friendly than we could have ever imagined."