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Perfectly Flawed and Exquisitely Defective

We are all perfectly flawed and exquisitely defective. And, this makes each of us unique.  And, this is exactly why we are so amazing!

Perfectly Flawed

Our families do the best they can from their level of consciousness.  Consequently, no one has a perfect childhood.  So, most people are dysfunctional in some way.  As such, we are prone to act out of fear, anger or any number of emotions to our determent.  As a result, we often find ourselves ill-equipped. And, so we are not prepared to handle the many challenges of life.  What can we do?

“I, myself, am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
Augusten Burroughs

Even those considered beautiful, smart, genius, strong, talented, exceptional or extraordinary are flawed.  And, although they may reach perfection or excellence, it is fleeting and temporary. Everyone eventually uncovers some deficiency, fault or blemish.  Sorry to say it, but our bodies are all designed to end in total system failure. But, perhaps this is another lesson in the experiment of life?

Perfectly Flawed but Amazing

Yet, somehow we can experience blissful joy, happiness, and love. We are capable of supreme acts of compassion, kindness, and friendliness. Even with our poorly designed broken-down apparatus, we can fathom the depths of pure consciousness.  Thus, we are cable of embracing the absolute pure consciousness from which we came and to which we will go. We can become warriors of light confronting injustice and prejudice with compassion.

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

The dominant cultural narratives don’t want you to know you are already perfect.  Otherwise, they would not be able to sell you things and ideas you don’t want.

Embracing our Nature

What we need to do is learn to embrace our nature.  Above all, we need to embrace the contrasting elements of life. We may be perfectly flawed, but aren’t we are all still amazing!

How do you embrace the parts you dislike?  It all starts with self-acceptance.  When I accept myself just as I am many things are possible.   When we accept the full range of our emotions, we see more of the beauty in life.

Opening ourselves to all of our emotions is scary for many.  This is because we use overuse drugs to keep our emotions in check.  We do this so we can work. These drugs keep us from feeling negative emotions. However, it also keeps us from feeling positive ones too.

That’s the problem. The short-term use of medication becomes an addiction.  This prevents us from living the wholeness of life. Wholeness cannot be achieved unless we can accept our emotions.

“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”
― George R.R. Martin

We can do is to practice both self-compassion and self-care.  These are nurturing and healing activities which make the journey more enjoyable.  Then we can return to our original state of innocence.  That which exists even before we are born.

“The true hero is flawed. The true test of a champion is not whether he can triumph, but whether he can overcome obstacles – preferably of his own making – in order to triumph.”
― Garth Stein


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