Even though I had written and published yesterday, for some reason, the post Our Connected World didn't publish properly on the website. That's happened a few times, and that leads us to today's theme: sometimes, mistakes happen. We make unseen errors.
Sometimes, the errors are something we can attribute to a human mistake- for instance, I might write a post and it not be published. I might write a letter and forget to mail it.
But sometimes errors happen with a system- for instance, I might write a post, update the site, and the site malfunctions in some way that doesn't display the post. You might write a letter, remember to mail it, and then the postal service might lose it.
The same can apply to spiritual traditions and systems. No doubt, many of us who currently walk the esoteric path are probably more familiar with the more exoteric paths and how, at times, they unfortunately consolidate around power-seeking, manipulation, and money-making schemes.
In other cases, otherwise well-meaning people consolidate and pass on a kind of spiritual teaching that's entirely divorced from spiritual reality- there's a thought exercise going on producing a kind of map that doesn't match the territory.
Perhaps those are bad examples as they both involve people, but again, the system becomes larger than the individual, and some important things get lost.
And it's not because someone forgot to click the "Publish" button on Weebly!