You Are Not Complete Without Flaws




I love reading a passage in a book that turns the light bulb on! In this powerful paragraph on page 192 of Deepak Chopra‘s inspiring book, The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, he beautifully illustrates why recognizing our flaws is a wonderful thing.






The traits we see most clearly in others exist most strongly in our selves. When we can see into the mirror of relationship, then we can begin to see all of our selves. To do this, we need to be comfortable with our ambiguity, to embrace all aspects of our selves. At a deep level, we need to recognize that we are not flawed simply because we have negative traits. No one has only positive traits. Recognizing that we have negative traits simply means that we are complete. And in that completeness we gain greater access to our universal, nonlocal selves.

Deepak Chopra


It is so true that the traits we see most clearly in others are flections of those that we see most clearly in our selves. People who are habitually critical of others are most critical of themselves. If you tend to see the worst in people, you also tend to see the worst in yourself.

Wise words.






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2 Responses to “You Are Not Complete Without Flaws”

  1. mel Says:

    How true! I can truly relate to this post because in the past I was always critical of myself thatt’s why I’m also critical of other people’s wrongdoings in my point of view. Later on, as I grew up I was able to accept that nobody’s perfect and that you musn’t judge someone for one single fault he had done or one single negative trait you notice because you didn’t personally knew what that person had to go through.

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    How true indeed, mel! If we dismissed somebody for one single fault, there would be nobody left for us to be with, including ourselves! It would be an awfully lonely existence.

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