Recognizing faults may be first step in journey toward spiritual growth
It may seem paradoxical, but author and philosopher Ilchi Lee says that a person's weaknesses may also be a source of strength for them. He says that through admitting frailty and limits, individuals may be able to experience spiritual growth that brings greater fulfillment to their lives.
"To grow through your faults, don't hide or make excuses. Face your weaknesses and move forward," Lee said. "Don't lament your weaknesses. Make those the places where you grow your strength."
The most important of admitting weakness may be to remember the importance of moving on afterward. Too often individuals find faults with themselves and are never able to see past these. However, this habitual thought process can be destructive and may stand in the way of an individual's spiritual growth.
Rather than brooding on faults, people should identify weaknesses, put in an effort to change these characteristics and move forward with their lives. This is the most productive way that a person can use their faults as a springboard for growth without getting bogged down in a cycle of self-loathing.