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May 23, 2010

Imperfections are beautiful. It’s taken me a long, long time to wrap my mind around this notion. For years I strived only for perfection and anything short of that immediately was labeled as a failure. It was almost like a game- school, weight, poise, clothes, hair, relationships and so on. In the long run rather than this false attempt bringing happiness it destroyed so much. Most young women I know are stressing themselves sick over the pathological fear that they simply aren’t good enough or doing enough with their lives. Which is crazy—absolutely flat-out bananas. I felt that way for so long.

The truth however set me free. Slowly…but surely. And it didn’t come easy. I believe we learn best by experience and painful life chaos can break us down only to build us back up into a better version of who we are meant truly to be at heart.

  • We are not perfect; God is perfect
  • We are flawed; God is flawless.
  • God takes his perfection, mixes it with the blood of Jesus Christ, and paints his perfection over our imperfection.
  • God takes his flawlessness, couples it with his strength, and forges it to the flaws that weaken us.

I know who I am. I know when I follow my hearts lead that all will be well for a purpose. I know that doing so brings me joy and not everyone is going to support my choices- that includes family and friends. Once upon a time I felt that I doing what my friends thought was best and being what my family wanted would bring success and happiness. It just does not work that way.

A flower instinctively goes toward the light. It doesn’t spend time worrying if people will mistake it for a weed or if it’s taking too much sun. It wisely and simply follows its primal flower gut instincts to attain its highest level of flowerosity. Conversely, you—and your busy, busy brain—have been programmed to think, think, think—and so you have been ignoring your heart’s instincts. Just like that eagle in its chicken days. It’s when that eagle finally followed its heart that her life finally began to soar.

Today, I am imagining my mind as a beautiful garden. Are you letting yours bloom?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. lowandbhold permalink
    May 24, 2010 9:01 pm

    Wow what a beautiful post. You have a great voice. Thanks for this.

  2. May 24, 2010 10:00 pm

    Oh my God – thank you for your comment on my site! I so admire your courage for packing up and leaving…I’ve left now a week or so ago – but have to accept a new position for next week…I don’t have the money to take more time off…it’s just so devastating because everyone keeps telling me, and I know it is , a fantastic career opportunity…but I still don’t want it…it still makes me sad and anxious…because it’s the same job really…and I feel so inadequate at it…and even further study/courses etc…it’s just more money and time spent doing what I don’t want to be doing …and more stress 😦

  3. May 24, 2010 10:20 pm

    I love this! I was a bit sad when I went looking for more and I
    realized you just started this blog =)
    I love this part “you—and your busy, busy brain—have been programmed to think, think, think—and so you have been ignoring your heart’s instincts”

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