Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Be Imperfect



You are not a walking mistake.
You are not a problem to be solved.


--Adyashanti




With all our talk about improving ourselves and becoming lovely, we want to make sure that we don't get carried away with the renovations. The point to remember is that change is the natural way of things--there will always be things about you that you feel you need to improve. That doesn't mean that there's something wrong with you. (You get dirty every day, and then you have to shower, but you don't feel bad about yourself for needing the shower to get clean again.) Before you can really make any changes, you have to accept yourself where you are, and be able to see your imperfections without hating yourself for them.


(Image source: Allison Reynolds)

2 comments:

Brittany and Luke said...

I EAT waaaay to much sugar...and I don't hate myself for it anymore...I just see it as really quick fuel to get me through the next half hour. This acceptance has been a new development :)

Lis said...

I like that. We all just need to realize that we're not perfect and nobody else is perfect either and be okay with that. We are all works in progress.