Monday, October 20, 2014

I'm Perfect In My Imperfection

Do you ever do that thing where you look at yourself in the mirror and all you see are your imperfections?  I think we all do.  I know that most times when I look in the mirror, my eyes are immediately drawn to what I perceive are my imperfections.

The other day as I was meditating, I received a revelation.  The parts of me that I perceived as imperfections are actually "gifts" from my parents and ancestors.

I have what I call pudgy knees.  There's actually fat on the insides of my knees.  As I was meditating it occurred to me that my mother and her cousins all have this same fat.  Now when I look at this "imperfection", it makes me smile and think of my mom.

I've always found fault with my nose.  I felt like it was larger than it needed to be.  Also, I'm the only one in my immediate family that has a bump on my nose.  After some reflection I remembered my grandfather.  Now when I see my nose, I think of my grandfather.

I could go on and on.  My point is, since this revelation I have a whole new outlook.  Each and every one of my perceived imperfections makes me smile.  They remind me of the people I inherited them from.  I've finally come to the realization that I'm perfect in my imperfection.

Love,  Paula

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