The Garden of the Perfect Imperfections By Beth Burns
“When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice it is small, but we do
not criticize it as "rootless and stemless." We treat it as a seed, giving it
the water and nourishment required of a seed. When it first shoots up out of
the earth, we don't condemn it as immature and underdeveloped, nor do we
criticize the buds for not being open when they appear. We stand in wonder at
the process that is taking place, and give the plant the care it needs at each
stage of its development. The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the
time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It
seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each
moment, it is perfectly all right as it is. A flower is not better when it
blooms than when it is merely a bud; at each stage it is the same thing -- a
flower in the process of expressing its potential.”
What if you were "enough" just as you are right now? What if you were kind
to yourself and honoured yourself daily for simply being you? What if you
opened your heart fully to love and began with your very own self? What if you
stood fully confident and felt secure in knowing that you are "perfect" right
now on your life journey?
I have great news! You ARE "enough!" You are "perfect" right now and where
you are at this very moment is EXACTLY where you are supposed to be!
OK, so we are all on the path to improving ourselves and maybe things don't
seem so "perfect" to us. But isn't it in our imperfections that we learn and
grow? Aren't our imperfections a part of the reason we get to live our life
here on earth?
Humans are such fragile beings. We spend so much time healing from our
imperfections. What if we spent more time blooming instead?
Think about this, and focus on how you can grow and bloom.
About the author: Beth Burns is a Professional Life Coach --
partnering with motivated people on their personal and professional goals. Her
mission is to teach people to love themselves and to love the life they
create. She offers two free email newsletters and can be visited on the web at
www.BrightSideCoaching.com She can also be reached by email at
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