Posts Tagged ‘imperfections’

Bring In the Light

December 4, 2010

Do you get mad at yourself for making mistakes, for not living up to your expectations, for not rising above your imperfections? If so, the worst thing you can do is beat yourself up for not being perfect. Focusing on what you do wrong ensures that you’ll never do those things right. It sounds radical, but learn to love your imperfections. After all, you would not be a complete person without your flaws.

Instead of mentally flogging yourself for your errors, (more…)

Love Your Imperfections

May 21, 2010

If you lean more toward self-loathing than self-love, consider how you feel about your friends. You love them even though they, like you, are imperfect, have hurt others, and regret past actions. If you can unconditionally love your friends despite their flaws, you can learn to extend the same kindness toward yourself.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Buddha

Love your flaws, your insecurities, your negative thoughts and feelings, and one day soon you may (more…)