— ~ Jim Henson (via the-heart-of-the-lion)
My blog is, for the most part, a place of positivity, spirituality, and personal reflection. Because of this, I feel hypocritical at times.
I read, write, and reblog posts about healing, compassion, coming from a place of Spirit vs. Ego, loving everyone, etc. But I’m not always the best representative of these values;
I’ve had a tendency to be drawn to and overly attached to certain material things. I’ve not always been the best son, brother, friend, student, etc. I don’t always react from a place of compassion and patience. I sometimes knowingly make mistakes. This list could continue…
I’m not writing this post to discredit the positive aspects of my character, but to shine a light on the fact that not everything is so “zen” all of the time. I’m nowhere near the wild-child I was in my teenage years, but I’m certainly no sage either.
The fact is, we’re all imperfect, and I often feel like our online portrayals of certain aspects of our lives can misrepresent other aspects of our lives. I do prefer to predominately showcase positivity and spirituality on this blog, but not to the point where I’m representing myself falsely.
"I am imperfect and that is okay."
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— Don’t Bite the Hook, Pema Chödrön (via creatingaquietmind)
I choose to accept myself exactly as I am at this moment, with infinite compassion.
I choose to accept others exactly as they are at this moment, with infinite compassion.
I choose to see potential rather than limitation.
I choose to strive for progress and improvement rather than “perfection.”
I choose to accept my current knowledge while remaining open to expanding my mind and growing wiser.
I choose to begin anew with each breath, understanding that the past is no longer true, the future is only an idea, and the present is the only time to facilitate peace of mind.
“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation