‘PERFECTION’ is that very eccentric word, if you quest to strive, you will be left with the most unsettling and betraying feelings bouncing around you. Never prettify such self-defeating desire that silently tangles around you and drags you to the deepest of the utter dark.
Imperfection is the essence of our existence and peace.
“Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen’s famous lines from “Anthem”
1. Peace is not something you find in pills, drugs or alcohol, it is what you nurture and flourish from inside. It does not come from external happenings; rather, it comes from embracing imperfection as a part of our imperfect life in the imperfect world. Continuous grappling with perfectionism is an impractical endeavor that eventually burns you out in depression, and unhappiness. On the other hand, striving for excellence gets you many rewards and creates a positive energy chain around you which reflects in your thinking and working.
“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.”
~ Harriet Braiker
2. Feeling uncomfortable with imperfection will crumble your peace; therefore, whenever such sentiment is prominent, tell yourself: “I love myself for all the imperfections; I love myself even though I’m not expert in my field; I love myself when I’m are right and I won’t stop loving myself when I’m wrong; I love myself for what I’m not and I am far better than those pretentious people”
3. If you do something wrong, it is your right to explore the aspects that make it right. You don’t need to feel humiliated for your mistakes. Learn to unleash your creative mind and rebellious spirit to roam and find out the possible aspects that make things right. To err is human, and we live to err.[/caption]
4. There is nothing shameful about being flawed or imperfect provided you don’t share your imperfection with wrong people. They highlight your imperfection as crime and reprehensible and underestimate your real version.
Matthew Fox (an American actor) explains it best, “If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.”
5. Embracing imperfection will inevitably lead to a stronger, better and more honest way of living where ‘PEACE’ will be in your heart, attached to it forever. Don’t limit yourself by the ‘FEAR’ of being imperfect, what matters is what to do with it and how to deal with it.
“Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.” Thomas Carlyle (a Scottish satirical writer)
By accepting imperfection, you are opening the door of life-changing discoveries; you are giving yourself a change to have a venture of exploring more about yourself; and leaving the ground to blossom your creativity and uplifting your real version from vanity of being perfect. Accept it for peace!!