Did you ever stop to think about the fact that you are amazing BECAUSE of your imperfections?

Everyday I read posts or have conversations that start like this…”well, I may not be PERFECT, but….”

By saying that-we are still saying that there is a level of perfection that exists. And perfection simply doesn’t exist.  

It’s not a thing-it is not achievable, attainable or sustainable.  

I much prefer to think of us all as being amazing BECAUSE of our imperfections.  

Imperfections bind us, connect us, and create atmospheres where we can relate to one another.  Imperfection provides an environment where we can just simply come to the table as we are-sometimes feeling messy, raw- the worst of the worst, vulnerable, let down and discouraged.  

And knowing that those feelings are okay.  That we are okay. That we are incredible humans BECAUSE of our imperfections.   

 Perfectionism is a dangerous drug that many women have ingested. 

It  is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimise the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.”

And when we try to avoid, numb or run from these feelings, we risk experiencing the positive feelings of joy, happiness and peace as well.  When we stuff or avoid negative feelings, we automatically avoid or numb the positive ones too.  

Life can be challenging.  Life can throw us curveballs that we never saw coming.  Life can be amazing. Life can suck. Life can be raw. Life can be hard.  Life can be overwhelming. Life can be a series of one incredible moment after the other. 

 It’s all okay.  It doesn’t always feel okay.  It doesn’t always feel perfect.  

Today-I challenge you to embrace or at least toy with the idea that you are incredible BECAUSE of your imperfections.  

All the quirks, all the weirdness, all the emotions, all the blemishes and scars, all the peculiar habits, all the eccentric ideas, the losses, the heartbreaks, all the things.

You aren’t weird.  You aren’t strange.  You aren’t unacceptable.  You aren’t unworthy.

You are amazing, incredible and awesome BECAUSE you are imperfect.  

Krista Resnick