It would be difficult for anyone to find or have inner peace when they can’t accept their imperfections. Unfortunately, the desire for perfection and a need for inner peace will always be a source of conflict.
I have seen people close to me feel the need to change something because they want it better than the way they have it now. It simply doesn’t end well. We need to be grateful and content on the things we have, rather than wanting to change or fix everything, so the things we have are better and bigger.
I also believe that the act of focusing on our imperfections takes us away from any inner peace. Even with the best of intentions, we can’t do or give of our best when we’re attached and focused on the wrong things.
How many of us validate ourselves on always wanting perfection? We look for perfection, convincing ourselves other areas of our lives will be right when we have perfection, 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.
Being born with Cerebral Palsy made me less than perfect. As a child it was because of my other people’s inability to accept that I wasn’t perfect that showed me a different way to be. There will always be easier ways to work things out and that may give us a better outcome, but that’s not the same as having to have perfection on those things.
I believe that we need to bring about awareness so that when we fall into the habit of wanting to change things so they’re perfect, we tell ourselves that things are fine as they are. We need to remind ourselves that life is okay as it is. We’re okay. It’s okay not to be perfect.
As we begin to eliminate the need for us to be perfect or have perfection in our lives, we’ll begin to discover that okay is good enough. Simply put, we need to make peace with ourselves and with our imperfections.