"I know. No one's perfect, but..."
It's a common expression. We know it's true. Yet, many of us feel the need to be perfect and work diligently to accomplish the goal.
When perfection is expected, there's a spectrum of results when we're hit with the reality that we're not. One extreme leaves us feeling worthless and shameful. The other end of the spectrum leaves us feeling dominant and prideful.
It's a life with little peace.
When our goal shifts to being perfectly human, it changes everything.
When being human is expected, there's a spectrum of results. One extreme leaves us feeling sadness and pain. The other end of the spectrum leaves us feeling joy and exhilaration. Neither end defines us.
It's a life with great peace.
Accepting our self as human gives the freedom to grow and change. The degree that we offer acceptance to our self is directly related to the acceptance we offer to others.
It's called love. Perfect.