Our desire for perfection and our need for inner peace will always be in conflict, if we refuse to acknowledge our imperfections.
However, focusing on our imperfections will take us further away from attaining inner peace. Despite our best intentions, we cannot do or give of 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.