Since Theosophy purports to be the wisdom that underlies life itself it must be able to address all of life’s challenges and difficulties whether large or small. This section of the web site collates the collective wisdom of humanity into a group of practical themes. Passages from the founders of the Theosophical Movement and from literature and history are all combined together to provide some light on the issues at hand.
This week we highlight our section on Self-Testing with a selection from Wilfred A. Peterson:
Excerpts from the Essay “The Art of Failure”
He lives on the principle of “nothing attempted, nothing gained” and is resolved that if he fails he is going to fail while trying to succeed.
He does the best he can and then with a serene spirit accepts what comes.
He learns from the scientist who said, “At best, research is about 99 percent failure and 1 percent success and the 1 percent is the only thing that counts.
He knows that when the blows of life knock a man down, the important thing is not to stay down. He develops the quality of bounce, rebounding from defeat as a rubber ball rebounds when you throw it to the floor.
He rises to the challenge of failure as did Mark Twain when he wrote, “A few fly bites cannot stop a spirited horse.”
He keeps on going on.
See our collection of quotes on Self-Testing here: