Aiming for perfection is the most imperfect concept there could ever be. Perfection is an illusion, an unattainable dream, a mirage. Nothing is perfect in this imperfect world and no one is without their inherent flaws.
You, Me, each of us is however perfectly crafted with the thread of our flaws, intricately woven into the fabric of imperfection, etched with the seal of uniqueness, painted with the distinct colors of individuality. Why then we want to be perfect.
Perfection is boring. It’s not playful. It has no room for improvement. Your perfection will have no room for my imperfect presence. My perfection will not be willing to accommodate your deficiencies. So, why then we aim for such a heartless trait in a world which is itself imperfect in it’s being; to the core.
Perfection is more relative than absolute. You are already enough for your own self and for the world and for those who know your value. You are perfect for me and I am imperfect for the world. Just like everyone else is imperfect for me and I am perfect for you.
Given the right circumstances people have this super power to turn their imperfections into beautiful amalgamations of strength and courage like abstract art, so random yet so deep in detail.
Let’s own our imperfections as lessons learnt over the journey of life. Let’s embrace our scars like medals of our honor won while fighting for life. Let’s love our shortcomings as stepping stones to becoming a better person not a perfect one; every second of our mortal lives.
We all have been hurt and broken. Let the care and love shine through the cracks of our souls. Let us mend ourselves not through our struggle for perfection but through our effort for empathy.
Our fears are our strength.
Our flaws are our super powers.
My super power is that I am emotional and sentimental. I think and care and I care too much about little things. I care about You, Me and Us. I care about the pains of the past, worries of the present and joys of the future. Do they sound like flaws. They surely are. But when we acknowledge our flaws they no longer remain our shortcomings, they become our super powers. We have the authority and free will of kindness and love.
And who else is more deserving of our kindness and love than our own selves.
So, embrace your imperfect being with kindness, love and empathy. Don’t strive for something that is unachievable and unworthy.
So, here to our imperfections, may we keep embracing them today, tomorrow and always and may we keep loving Us despite of our imperfections.