Our desire for perfection and our need for inner peace will always be in conflict if we refuse to acknowledge our imperfections.
How many of us validate ourselves by wanting perfection? We look for perfection, convincing ourselves that other areas of our lives will be right when we have it, when in reality we should be seeking to do the opposite. The idea of a world in which everyone and everything is perfect is nonsensical.
I have seen people continue to change things because they want things better than the way they have it. We must consciously appreciate what we have.
Focusing on our imperfections will take us further away from attaining inner peace. Despite our best intentions, we cannot do or give of our our best when we’re attached to, and focused on the wrong things.
When we fall into the habit of wanting to change things just so they are perfect, we must tell ourselves things are fine as they are. We need to remind ourselves of the good in our lives, and that it’s okay not to be perfect, or to have perfection.
As we begin to eliminate the need to be perfect, we will finally make peace with ourselves. When we can make peace with ourselves and with our imperfections, we will have inner peace.