* There Are No Perfect Human Beings

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!

Val

26 Comments on “* There Are No Perfect Human Beings

  1. 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.

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    • So true Charlie! Perhaps the underlying lesson is to stop comparing ourselves with others and our image of ourselves. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by.

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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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  2. 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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