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“If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying”

Coleman HawkinsThese were the words painted on a van parked outside my home recently. It turns out to be a quote from the jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, or at least that’s the attribution given a number of places on the internet. Meditation, too, is about making mistakes. Like the jazz musician, the meditator needs to constantly relate to the spontaneous impulses that pop up in his mind and make them an integral part of his actions. How can you do that without making mistakes?

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