… Most of the time, all we have is the moment, and the imperfect love of the people around us. – Anne Lamott
Perfection is the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects, and on some level I believe we expect this in each other. Even though we know it is not real, we still crave it, imagine it, and perhaps hope it’s a possibility further down the track.
People often say, “There has to be something more, or something better out there,” but where is there? There is only here, with what is, and while we keep searching for the illusion of perfect, we will continue to feel disappointed.
By changing our perception to see our flaws as neutral traits that are both good and bad, we change how we choose to react to people and situations and that changes our belief of perfection.
The more accepting and loving I am of myself and my present situation, the more likely I am able to accept that in those I love or meet. The more I see past the anger, fear or the pain, the more chance I have to find love and peace within, which is our natural state.
We all have gifts and flaws, we all have love and pain. Learning to nurture and focus on the positive parts of ourselves and accept or change the rest, will always be reflected back to us through others.
“Eventually you discover that you seek love because you are love. Therefore love is not an illusion, but the Ultimate Reality” Robert Adams