Your path is a daily practice, not daily perfection.
I want to talk a little bit about this quote today.. the idea that our lives are a practice and not perfection.
How many of us make mistakes in life? I think we can all agree that everyone does, it is completely natural and completely human. But the real question is, how many of us limit ourselves because we are scared of making mistakes?
I know that in the past I have held myself back because I was scared. I was scared of being wrong, scared of making a mistake, scared of not reaching perfection. So I let my life be a little less colourful because I was scared of stepping outside of the box.
When I look back on this now I feel sad for my younger self, I am sad that she didn’t completely express herself because she was scared. Fear should never limit us in life, but most of the time it does.
What I am trying to say here is that our lives are never going to be perfect, so we should just accept that fact right now and move on. Move on and do our best. Move on and live our life knowing that we are not going to be living it perfectly but that is ok. It is better to live your life imperfectly than not at all.
I am excited now I have realised this. I am excited for all the possibilities in my life, now I know that I can face my fears. I know that I will probably still be scared, but I now have the confidence to step over those fears and let my life be a mess. Life is meant to be messy so embrace it!
I don’t know where I will be in a years time. I don’t know if what I am doing is going to work out. There is so much about the future I don’t know, actually I don’t know anything about my future, but that is OK! I embrace it and I am going to let my life happen and allow it to be imperfect but I know in that imperfection there is so much beauty.
Can you accept the imperfections of your life? Can you use these experiences to learn and grow and find inspiration. This is my practice right now and maybe it can be yours. This life we have is sacred and filled with colour if we allow it to happen. By controlling life we are never going to let it blossom.
In the process of writing this post I now feel more awake than I have felt all day and completely totally inspired. I hope you feel the same. I hope you feel ready to live a beautiful messy life, because I certainly am!
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