God, grant me the serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I Can and the Wisdom to know the difference.
With pain comes scars, and our scars bear lessons and reminders of what can hurt us or break us. With much tears come clarity, and vulnerability that frees us from the hurt that plagues us. You beat yourself for the dents in your personality. You smack your head over with contempt for the rough edges in your makeup and the inconsistencies in your progress through life.
You are shy to look up and confront your battles because you feel your opponent will see your weaknesses and sneer at you with contempt. You cover your scars with layers of clothing, you are shamed by the memory of the battles you have survived. You focus on the reality that you’ve taken a few blows and forget the actual fact that you are a brave survivor.
You throw a veil over your face, you are either embarrassed by a blemish on your skin or ashamed of the innocence in our eyes. You become a victim of your own existence, imprisoned by your limiting beliefs and self-imposed denouncements. You cannot see the good in you, because you hold your weaknesses too close to your eyes.
You are too busy feeling sorry for yourself, too busy trying to repair your flaws and fix the dents in your image. Little do you realize, that all the crookedness and unevenness sum up the amazing person that you are. That is what makes you so attractive. Your beauty is a collage of all your imperfections and right there at its center lies your true essence.
Your imperfections form a magnetic field drawing toward you the very opposites that complete you. It is the joy of imperfections, where you embrace all your flaws knowing that accepting they exist is a step towards a deeper awareness, that reveals to you different levels of strength and all the possibilities that can be yours.
Embracing your weaknesses and blemishes is a step towards completeness. Completeness is not the absence of flaws neither is perfection the elimination of it. Your imperfections can lead you to wholeness if you will choose to embrace them, change your perspective and begin to see them differently.
The Law of Opposites says that within every disadvantage is an equal and opposite advantage. What that means is this, your weaknesses are a sign that you can be twice as much stronger, twice as much a victor, twice as much a success. If you are so afraid and terrified, then you can be so brave and dauntless, you only need to find the courage to flip the coin.
At the very spot where you believe you can’t, that is where you are strongest. You possess just as much bravery to overcome at the very same spot where you have been beaten down to a pulp. You can rise a champ, like a phoenix, if only you can find the strength to flip the coin.
These are the joys of imperfections, to embrace your imperfections is to embrace yourself, be in love with yourself, and be at peace with yourself. You are grateful for your scars because they are medals of having conquered in the battles of your past. They remind you of your bravery, that once upon a time, you stood your ground and fought, and even though you took a beating, you survived.
Begin to see your flaws as the door way to your inner mojo, like super heroes, you can save the world using the very thing that once maimed you. It is time to wake up and answer your call, lift up those eyes and see the chaos that only you can fix.
Rise up to your responsibilities today, don’t wait for perfection, there is no such thing as being perfect. Only imperfections, woven beautifully into a magnificent piece of tapestry for all the world to behold with wonder.
Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either. – Golda Meir