I had sometime with my mother yesterday. I was fascinating observing her Being rather than been affected by it.
We took father to a special scan. Whilst I took my father to his appointment, I asked my mother to find a spot and park. At the first, she was worried that she had to find a street car parking space in a very busy neighbourhood. Soon later, she had told me that she had successfully parked in a very cosy spot. As soon as she told me that I told her she can now pick me up.
Then we went to a shopping centre but before we do any browsing/shopping, I had to complete an online-form for his surgery next week. For the first time, my mother realised how much was involved in the background pre-surgery. Then we discussed about logistics such as who is going to drop father off on the day and pick him up the following day.
I have realised then that my mother has a tendency to say no first before trying. Then, when you push her to try it anyway, she eventually will do it beautifully. All these took confidence away from her even though she can do and achieve so much as she wants to.
You are not your mistakes; that are what you did, not who you are.Lisa Lieberman-Wang
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.Peter T. Mcintyre
I was actually happy to realise this because this means that there’s place for my mother to grow if she wish to do so. Similarly, there are more I can grow as I progress through my journey.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is very hard to explain but I felt very delighted that being a human we can still grow if we wish. There’s more we can achieve if we want to see it. Then, I felt that there’s no deadlock in my growth.
What are you trying today that’s new?
How are you pushing your boundaries further?
Can you feel your growth?