This are two great entry way questions = When was the last time you made a mistake? How did it make you FEEL? Since starting this program, I have been awakened to the fact that I have quite a few perfectionist traits. These traits keep me from trying anything new for fear of failure - or they keep me in a critical mindset because I can never do something 'good enough.' So the last time I made a mistake was quite recently. I trusted someone implicitly that pretty much pulled the wool right over my eyes. As a result I supported the wrong person and criticized the other person trying to make things right. At first I was humiliated that I could misjudge a person so much. I usually am a great judge of character. And I felt really really bad that I questioned the main person trying to get information. But because I'm doing all this awareness work - I was able to detach and watch a little bit of my personal drama. I also felt the pain in my body increase with the criticism I heaped on to myself. After a few days, I was able to feel a little bit more compassion for 'being human.' I was able to make amends to my friend and be honest with the person who deceived me. Before I would have repressed the anger and hurt I felt, in the scope of holding up my good girl persona. Because good girls just don't get angry or hold resentments! This time, I let the feelings come up and expressed them in my journal. I felt much clearer and cleaner and more ALIVE in just being a regular person who got burned. I really am excited with the doors of awareness that keep opening up.