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Embrace Imperfection to Enjoy Life
Life is full of imperfection. I'm sure you experience it everyday, whether it be in your work, your body, your material objects, your relationships and even your thoughts and actions. What is the point of beating yourself up over imperfection when in reality, nothing is perfect!? Learning to embrace imperfection is the key and here are a few helpful strategies:Notice the beauty in imperfection. An easy way to explain this is with the example of "weathered" furniture, because it is purposefully imperfect. It is more beautiful because of its all of its nicks, scrapes, and discolorations. Start to look at all imperfection in your life from that perspective.
Stop judging others. As human beings, we all judge each other. The problem is that when we do that, we are basically saying that others are wrong because they aren't perfect. You must realize however, that as a human being, you aren't perfect either! It is important to remember that the next time you judge someone, judgments will come up. Just remember to catch yourself and realize that person is human, just like you.
Remember there are many different views of imperfection. Something that you might view as imperfect, might be someone else's idea of perfection, and as much as you may want to believe you are the one who is right, neither one of you is right or wrong (please note: I am not referring to clear distinctions of right and wrong, such as murder, etc). You might look at a new invention as pointless, but someone else might love it. It might not serve a purpose in your life, but for them, it might really fill a need, therefore, neither one of you is right or wrong.Strive for growth. It is the imperfections in our lives that help us grow. We would have no reason to strive for anything if our lives were already perfect. How boring would that be? We watch movies because of the struggles the characters go through and overcome. If movies were just about watching someone's perfect life, they would be extremely boring and we wouldn't care to watch them. You are living your own movie at this moment; let it be one of growth through overcoming the imperfections in your life.
Faith M. Davis is an internationally recognized author, an artist, and a copywriter and marketing professional with a background in life coaching. She uses words and art to transform lives through 1) Freelance Writing, Copywriting & Marketing for the Holistic Industry: www.faithmdavis.com, and 2) Enchant ~ Designs for the Soul: www.enchantgifts.com.