A poem I wrote as a reflection on my values as a mountain biker and as a learner:
You can fail in action or from inaction.
Failure from inaction arises as increasingly potent signs.
Failing from actions is obvious, and culturally avoided.
A variance between body and mind creates the developmental tension necessary to drive us to failure.
Failure helps us to more accurately calibrate our body and mind with the realities of the world.
We can use sport and yoga to practice failing.
Embedded in every failure is opportunity.
We must be conscious of when we fail in order for the opportunity to fully emerge.
Honoring this opportunity is the pre-requisite of healthy growth.