To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections. ~ Sandra Bierig
If you are like many people, you have a whole list of things you wish were different about you. How many times have you thought to yourself "I wish I were smarter or thinner or had prettier hair"? For whatever reason, we tend to be our own worst critic!
It's time now to embrace all those aspects of you that you wish were different. In my last blog, Imperfectly Perfect You, you were "let off the hook" of being perfect. If you no longer have the pressure of being perfect, "being different" just might feel comfortable to you. Can you now accept that which cannot be changed and take steps to change that which can be changed?
A big part of this is acceptance of yourself. Can you see through the so called "imperfections" and love yourself? No matter what you think or feel about yourself, there is something good and wonderful about each one of you reading this. I have found when I focus on the good, I see more of the good. Rather than focus on your "imperfections," focus on all the great things about YOU!
We all have "imperfections" and that is what makes each one of us special. Many of you have heard me say "you have to love and accept yourself, warts and all." I know you don't have any warts! Think of them as imperfections. You have to love yourself, imperfections and all.
You have to love and accept yourself, warts and all!
How many of you have allowed your imperfections to hold you back? Have you said "I'm not creative enough to paint beautiful pictures" or "I'm not good at this or that so why bother trying to do it?" You are allowing the voice of your ego to dictate what you will and will not do. Time now for the true you to tell you what to do and be!
Take a moment to think of something you have always wanted to do but never did because you didn't think you had the skills or were good enough to do it. Now get into your heart center and feel what it would be like doing that particular thing you didn't think you could do. Does it make your heart sing when you feel into the possibility of you doing it?
Now that you have identified what it is you have always wanted to do but never did, you can take steps to make that happen. Any step, no matter how small, is a statement to yourself that you believe in you! Believe in yourself!
What would you do if you knew you would not fail? In trying, you have succeeded, regardless of the outcome. Small successes are so much more than no successes because you did not even try. A successful person has failed so many more times than a person who has not even tried. The knowledge you gain from a so called "failure" can be turned into a beneficial success.
Perhaps you always wanted to learn how to paint with acrylics. You could check out books from the library about how to paint, take a beginning acrylic painting class or watch YouTube videos that show the different painting techniques. Each painting you do is one creative step closer to painting the beautiful picture you always dreamed you would paint some day!
Each one of your carries an important piece of the fabric of the world we live in. It would not be the same without you here. Yes, you have "imperfections". Embrace them! Know there is perfection in your imperfections. Love yourself . . . warts and all!
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