Imperfectly Perfect

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”
Leo Tolstoy

Perfection suggests a state of flawlessness, without any defects. To be perfect implies a condition whereby your action or performance attains a level of excellence that cannot be exceeded. In reality perfection is an illusion. We are beautifully imperfect beings, operating in a very imperfect world, and that is just the way it is meant to be. Striving for perfection is a hollow goal, one that can rarely be achieved.

Society shows us touched up images of perfection constantly in advertisements and popular media. Try to restrain from buyiing into this illusion; it will only lead you into darkness. Embrace your quirks, your flaws and the fact that life is a roller coaster at times. Strive for excellence, have high standards… but never confuse that with the crippling behaviour of perfectionism.

Rather than striving to be perfect,  embrace and appreciate all the beautiful, natural imperfections of life, and use these things to grow stronger, wiser, and more whole as an individual.

The closest thing to perfection is in the ability to be fully present. Without any distracting thoughts, measuring, comparing or grading yourself, you are free to really be in the moment. It is in this moment that you are truly alive.

”You see, when weaving a blanket, an Indian woman leaves a flaw in the weaving of that blanket to let the soul out.’
Martha Graham


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