Can we choose to cut down on unforced errors?
Frustration and anger over unforced errors are clear indicators that we ‘think’ we are in control. The negative emotional responses imply that we need not have made the mistake, which in turn implies some sort of choice or control. Is that true?
If it is true then who would choose to make an error? Obviously, no one!
Consequently, it stands to reason that there is no choice involved, and therefore, we have no control over errors. No one chooses to make an error and yet they happen. To berate oneself, implies there is control, even when closer examination reveals that control simply does not exist.
If we can accept that we have no control over unforced errors, the ability to trust becomes easier.
If trust is there then ALL we have to do is to swing freely and let existence, or whoever determines these things, decide where the ball lands.
But trust is very rarely there. Do you trust?