It’s time to give up the illusion of being perfect and accept our human nature.

“There are no perfect human beings! Persons can be found who are good, very good indeed, in fact, great. There do in fact exist creators, seers, sages, saints, shakers, and movers…even if they are uncommon and do not come by the dozen. And yet these very same people can at times be boring, irritating, petulant, selfish, angry, or depressed. To avoid disillusionment with human nature, we must first give up our illusions about it.”

Abraham Maslow from Motivation and Personality

So what?…

So expect others to have their good days and bad days.

So give yourself a break when you are not feeling on top of the world all the time.

So let go of the illusion – the beliefs about how you “should” be, and how others “should” be.

Accept that life is a series of highs and lows.

And most importantly – be kind towards the parts of you that are in the dark.

Embracing Shadow Self by Rita Loyd
Embracing Shadow Self by Rita Loyd

Hugs to all parts of you!


26 comments on “* There Are No Perfect Human Beings

  1. Just what I needed to hear. Thank you, Val. Thank you. (((HUGS))) Amy


  2. All such great goals to work for!


  3. I’m embracing all of me! And you! Smiles!

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  4. So true! Perfectionism is one of our age’s diseases…


  5. Even when someone does something that appears to be perfect, we almost never see the messy process that led to it. So we end up comparing our flawed attempts to the finished products of others.


  6. Reblogged this on Find Your Middle Ground and commented:

    Let’s embrace all part of ourselves today and embrace our imperfections 💛


  7. Reblogged this on A Simple, Village Undertaker and commented:
    I have finally come to a point in my life where I understand this. How about you?

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  8. It’s such a simple concept. I wish for us all to remember this. Thank you.

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  9. I LOVE this post, Val. It really speaks to me today. 🙂 ❤

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    • So glad Eliza. Even with all the work, practice and evolving … It’s this kind of stuff that keeps coming up. Reminders and kindness are helpful for me too!

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  10. Wonderful message, Val, and a good strong voice for embracing all the elements of being human. I hope you have a delightfully imperfect day. 😉

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  11. Lovely words Val 🙂

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  12. Thank you, Val 🙂 There are times when we all need to remember this, and this week was one of those times for me.

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  13. An important message

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