This is a re-blog of one of my first posts on being present. It is the foundation from which everything else has evolved in my life, and on this blog.
Over the years I have let go of trying to be perfect and embraced just the way I am – imperfect and real. May you enjoy this refresher as I did today 💛
Many of us strive to be perfect. We think that if we achieve perfection, then all will be well. We’ll find the confidence and certainty that we yearn for. When we are perfect, others will love us more and we will be happy. We’re so used to driving and pushing forward in our lives.
I see it in some yoga classes where the students are wanting to attain the perfect pose…. whether their body is capable of it or not. Ouch! It can end with physical harm as well as disillusionment.
I see it with some coaching clients who want to find the perfect job, where they have the best supportive boss, do only the things they love to do and there is no conflict. It ends with constantly seeking something better, and ongoing disappointment.
Striving for perfection can be a real burden on our mind, body and spirit.
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