October 7, 2022

5 Essential Secrets to Being Truly Happy – Part 3

It’s a fact that we all have imperfections. When we stop worrying about our imperfections and what others think about us, and just start being what we are, then we can truly offer the world the best we have. For as long as we are living a life of pretense, we are sure to be tense, and real happiness will elude us. Moreover, you can’t expect people to be perfect all the time.

Perfection comes when you’re okay with imperfection. Our ideas about the way the world works are based, in part, upon our expectations. Those expectations color our experience, good or bad and influence our reactions and responses to just about everything and everyone that we encounter. Expectations help us form a world view, but they can also skew that world view in unexpected and sometimes unwanted ways. The more the expectations, the more the disappointment. Being a perfectionist will not make you happy, I promise.

We need to come to the realization that Life is not perfect. Evey one of us, at some point early in our lives discovered the truth that life is not perfect. And the longer we live, the more we see it to be true. We live in a world that is imperfect, filled with imperfect people. Greed and selfishness prevail in every society. Prejudice and misconception harm relationships. We are constantly surrounded by pain, hurt and suffering. Everyday we encounter something or someone that reminds us, once again, that life on planet earth is far from perfect.

“To banish imperfection is to destroy expression,
to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.”
John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice

We need to come to the realization that Life is not perfect. Evey one of us, at some point early in our lives discovered the truth that life is not perfect. And the longer we live, the more we see it to be true. We live in a world that is imperfect, filled with imperfect people. Greed and selfishness prevail in every society. Prejudice and misconception harm relationships. We are constantly surrounded by pain, hurt and suffering. Everyday we encounter something or someone that reminds us, once again, that life on planet earth is far from perfect.

Life is not perfect. It never has been and it never will be. But this can be good news. It means we can stop pursuing the mystical, perfect life. It means we can stop chasing perfect skin, the perfect job, the perfect house, or the perfect spouse. It means we can find freedom to live within our imperfections. The sooner we realize this, the sooner we can begin living better lives.

Once we fully understand that all people are imperfect by nature, we can stop pretending that we have it all together. I am imperfect and you are imperfect. So let’s stop pretending that we aren’t. Instead, let’s begin living authentic, vulnerable lives with another. For it is in our weakness that we find our greatest commonality.

We can learn to grow through our imperfection. We make imperfection our servant by learning from it. We all live with past regret. And our past will always define our past, but it does not need to define our present. When we begin to accept and recognize our weaknesses, we put ourselves in position to begin learning from them.

Life is not perfect, but it does go on. And when we learn to fully embrace both its beauty and its weakness, we create the opportunity to live victorious in both.

So ease up a little bit, check the expectations you carry and lower them if necessary, and see how much more you can enjoy life. You will be happily surprised.

Well continue in the next blog post…

LOVE AND BLESSINGS
MARK ARROW

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