Imperfections are part of the display of life. Joy and sorrow, birth and death are the dance of existence throughout which our awakened consciousness can shine. Yet we long for perfection. The perfect partner, house, job, boss, and spiritual teacher. And when we find them, we want them to stay that way forever, never to lose the glow, never to grow old, never to have the roof sag, the paint peeling.
We’re also taught to seek perfection in ourselves. We are told that if we do enough therapy, work out at the gym, eat an especially healthy diet, watch documentaries on TV, manage our cholesterol, and meditate enough, we will become “more perfect.”
Forget the tyranny of perfection. Let your imperfections be an invitation to care.
you can dive into the uncomfortable spaces….
inquiry for today~ let your truth be the principle of trust….
Every person must live the inner life in one form or another.
Consciously or unconsciously, voluntarily or involuntarily, the inner world will claim us and exact its dues.
If we go to that realm consciously, it is by our inner world: our prayers, meditations, dream work, ceremonies, and Active Imagination.
If we try to ignore the inner world, as most of us do, the unconscious will find its way into our lives through pathology: our psychosomatic symptoms, compulsions, depressions, and neuroses.
~Robert A. Johnson