We pray to go from unconsciousness to consciousness. That is why we do not berate ourselves or allow ourselves to become frustrated with our failures. We know that most of our actions every day are generated from unconscious patterns. We know this, as people on the path. So we are not surprised when we do something and we think, “Wow, that didn’t serve me very well. There is that old pattern again, another round for me.”
Our failures are the fuel for awakening. That is how we awaken. When something comes in and it does not feel good, then we get to self-reflect, to see how we have served ourselves or others, or how we have not served ourselves or others. We get to see those places so we can give ourselves a chance to do better. That is the gift of life; that is the thing we do all the time.
So we are grateful for the epiphanies that come to us, for the consciousness that opens to us. I never berate myself when I fail. Enlightenment is in the moment that we bring light to it.