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Perfectly Imperfect

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“Perfectly Imperfect”

Below is an excerpt from Steve Maraboli’s book entitled ‘Life, the Truth, and Being Free’ which I recently found which has helped me to understand the life changes I am enduring.  Although I haven’t read the book, I found this tidbit to be comforting in my journey.  Perhaps you will find a nugget of understanding here too.

Shine On!

xo

 We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Each snowflake takes the perfect form for the maximum efficiency and effectiveness for its journey. And while the universal force of gravity gives them a shared destination, the expansive space in the air gives each snowflake the opportunity to take their own path. They are on the same journey, but each takes a different path.
Along this gravity-driven journey, some snowflakes collide and damage each other, some collide and join together, some are influenced by wind… there are so many transitions and changes that take place along the journey of the snowflake. But, no matter what the transition, the snowflake always finds itself perfectly shaped for its journey.
I find parallels in nature to be a beautiful reflection of grand orchestration. One of these parallels is of snowflakes and us. We, too, are all headed in the same direction. We are being driven by a universal force to the same destination. We are all individuals taking different journeys and along our journey, we sometimes bump into each other, we cross paths, we become altered… we take different physical forms. But at all times we too are 100% perfectly imperfect. At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey. I’m not perfect for your journey and you’re not perfect for my journey, but I’m perfect for my journey and you’re perfect for your journey. We’re heading to the same place, we’re taking different routes, but we’re both exactly perfect the way we are.
Think of what understanding this great orchestration could mean for relationships. Imagine interacting with others knowing that they too each share this parallel with the snowflake. Like you, they are headed to the same place and no matter what they may appear like to you, they have taken the perfect form for their journey. How strong our relationships would be if we could see and respect that we are all perfectly imperfect for our journey.”

~ Steve Maraboli from Life, the Truth, and Being Free

You Are Enough

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 “I exist as I am, that is enough.” – Walt Whitman

My dears, you are enough.  Yes, you…are…enough.  Let that phrase  sink into your soul, let that thought fill your brain, flood your body with acceptance.  Allow the fears to drift from your spirit and allow the sanctity of safety to envelope your mind.  You..exist..you..are…enough.

Take a moment and just ‘be’ as they say.  Do not strive to get more housework done, vacuum one more room, pick up whatever you see on the floor, do one more load of laundry, etc.  No, this is the Sabbath day.  Whether you  believe in the day of rest or not, gift yourself with the present of presence for 5 minutes today.  5 precious minutes whereby you simply allow yourself to be quiet, to not be doing something, or planning something or thinking of something.  Clear your mind, close your eyes.  Be still.  Breathe.  Listen to the stillness.  In your heart, in your surroundings, in your soul.  Isn’t it grand?  Do you feel the peacefulness surrounding you like a warm, soft blanket of trust?  Do you feel the cocoon of wonder and beauty?  Can you breathe in the warmth of a summer’s day?  What are you experiencing?  Tell me.  What are you seeing when your eyes are closed?  Do you see the darkness in the light?  Or do you see the light in the darkness?  Can you feel serenity seeping into your bones?  Feel your heartbeat gently pumping?  Are you aware of each breathe you take and exhale?  Sometimes the sweetest moments are found within ourselves.  The wonder of the human body is not to be ignored.  You are a world unto yourself.  A tiny planet of miracles which exist daily and yet you run about blissfully unaware of the amazingness of you.  We are creatures of habit,  Willy nilly we roam in our busy lives, allowing unimportant fluff to take our energies and our awareness away from our own precious existence.  Reconnect with yourself daily.  It only takes five precious minutes to hold that strand of light inside of yourself and to harness the energy which you alone powerfully enable in your life.  So often we forget we hold the key to miracles within us.

Today on this day, be with yourself for 5 precious moments.  You are worth it. 

Shine On!

xo