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Your Perceived Imperfections = Your Unique Perfection

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Do you ever wonder why you would want to change your amazing self?

Perhaps you don’t think you are so amazing. Over the years, you have perfected the ability to be your best critic.

The paradox is that our perceived imperfections actually highlight our humanness. And our human vulnerabilities are what bond us with every other person on this earth.

We all want to be loved, even in the midst of our humanness. And we can allow our perceived imperfections to connect us with the needs of others.

Our perceived imperfections help us to be more compassionate. We can understand others’ needs, wants, and desires more fully because we have similar ones.

As we join with others on a human level, we realize that we are one. And, we heal ourselves and the world with loving-kindness in the process.

The Experiment: Sit quietly and focus on a perceived imperfection you feel that you have or have had in the past. Just sit with that thought for a moment. Close your eyes and feel the pain that this caused or is causing you. Feel deep compassion for yourself.

Now envision another person—someone close to you or someone you don’t even know—who also might be experiencing the pain from a similar perceived imperfection. Allow yourself to feel deep compassion for this person.

Imagine your two bodies melding into one body. Envision a healing light transforming this one body into one of wholeness. Allow the compassion that you feel for the other person and for yourself to transform any perceived imperfection into the perfection that it was meant to be. A teacher of compassion and understanding.

Now you and the other person are free to live and love life. And to welcome your perfection together.

Silence Your Inner Critic: You may think that there is more value in criticizing yourself rather than embracing your humanness. It’s a habit; sometimes suffering is comfortable. Let that habit go just for today. Give the experiment a try. You can learn—with a little patience—to be your best friend instead of your worst foe.

Rock Our World with Your Comments: What perceived imperfection can you reframe to view as your unique perfection? Write your thoughts in a personal journal, discuss with a friend or family member, or post a comment below. We thrive and grow with your input!

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