“Wholeness does not mean perfection. It means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.” ~Parker J. Palmer
When we stop chasing perfection and embrace all of our lives and who we are (including those broken places in our lives), we discover that we were whole all along. We just couldn’t see it when we were blinded by a goal of “perfect.”
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“Wholeness does not mean perfection – it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.” ~Parker J Palmer
How do you treat the broken places in your life? Have you tried embracing them as a integral part of life? It is possible to embrace them even while working toward healing. That’s the way to wholeness.
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” ~Rumi
We make ourselves small in so many ways to fit in, to avoid risk, to appease others, but we were made to soar. What parts of yourself have you crippled or hidden to keep yourself small? How might you re-open those wings to be all of who you are?
“The route to wholeness is not perfection but embracing the realities of our lives.” ~David G. Benner
The gold of our healing often comes more through our embrace of our lives and ourselves exactly as they are than through any movement toward a perfect ideal. Finding the beauty in our imperfections brings much more peace than the striving for perfection ever can.