As soon as we look at our faults or weaknesses as ingredients, we gain a different perspective. The things we are used to thinking of as faults tend to be the very things we can use to make delicious meals. But they're tricky to use, like chili or hot pepper. We have to work with them carefully.

Our faults can be seen as great resources. This means knowing how they function, without further confusing ourselves by making judgments. This is a hard habit to break, but well worth the effort.

Bernard Glassman, Rick Fields, Instructions to the Cook