Imperfectly Perfect: Why Embracing Life's Flaws is the Key to Happiness
In a current time that stresses the importance of perfection, it's simple to buy into the idea that we must attain that status in order to find fulfillment. Truly our imperfections are a part of our human experience.
Focusing on the current moment rather than dwelling on the past or focusing too hard on the future is the essence of truly being present. It is about embracing one's own and other people's shortcomings. It is about learning to forgive oneself as well as others, as well as learning to always come from a place of love while interacting with oneself and others.
So how can we start living in the present and accepting imperfections in ourselves and others? Here are a few tips:
1. Self-compassion entails being as nice and compassionate to oneself as one would be to a close friend. Try to always keep in mind we are all divine beings having a human experience.
2. Let go of perfectionism: Accept that perfection is unattainable and that imperfections are what make us unique. Embrace your flaws and learn to love yourself despite them.
3. Try to keep mindful on the here and now, and remember to find happiness in the little pleasures of life. The past is gone and tomorrow is not promised, today is a gift that's why it's called the present.
4. Put oneself in the position of another and try to see things from their point of view; this is the fourth tenet of practicing empathy. Keep in mind that everybody has problems and flaws.
5. Be transparent in your communication; don't try to cover up your flaws but rather be upfront and honest about them. Practicing and living your truth will create greater bonds with the people you encounter.
When we can accept our own and other people's flaws, we may release the burden of having to be flawless.
We can focus on the present moment and find joy in the everyday moments.Through reciprocal sympathy and awareness, we can forge stronger bonds with one another.
Try and remember, imperfections are not a sign of weakness. Embrace your imperfections and let them build on your journey. Your recognition of your imperfections is a sign of bravery.
Putting an end to our pursuit of perfection frees us to enjoy the moment and fully engage in life. We can find joy in the little things and appreciate the beauty in imperfection. We can build stronger relationships based on acceptance and understanding.
In conclusion, being present, not perfect, is the key to a happy and fulfilling life. Life is too short to focus on perfection, so let's embrace being present and enjoy the human ride.
Catherine "Cat" Valliere