“What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.” ~Carl Rogers
How often we try to change ourselves to be more like who we (or others) think we should be! We do it thinking that who we really are isn’t good enough. The truth is that if we would live fully into who we are, that is already good enough. It’s only these artificial, bent-out-of-true-shape versions of ourselves that are lacking (because they’re not really who we are).
“Some beautiful things are more dazzling when they are still imperfect than when they have been too perfectly crafted.” ~La Rochefoucauld
I have always preferred the imperfections of real flowers to the perfection of artificial ones. The imperfections are a testament to their being real.
Isn’t that the same with us? Perfection is an artificial mask, while imperfections are an assurance that someone is real.
Have you learned to embrace your imperfections?