When did we become so fickle? When did we stop being content with the here and now and become obsessed with what could be, some version of perfection? This topic is something that has been nagging at the back recesses of my mind, not really coming to a full thought, just a mirage like glimmer – until recently. Is Happiness really what we are after? Or is there something else, something deeper?
Happiness is defined as the state of being happy .. of showing affection or contentment. The funny thing about happy is that it can have a short life span and it seems to be tied to accomplishments. “If I could just ___ (lose/gain 10 pounds, finish/start this project , etc.), then I’ll be happy.” What if we changed the way we look at ourselves? What if we focused on something other than happiness?
None of us are perfect. There are no perfect people. However, there are many, many, people who are whole.
Wholeness. /ˈhōlnəs/ noun: wholeness – the state of forming a complete and harmonious whole; unity.
The real key to wholeness is to know yourself – your whole self. To know your strengths and weaknesses; to know your imperfections, to know the not so nice parts. And once you know them, embrace them. YES, I said embrace them. Love them. Love yourself – your WHOLE self. Not just the “perfect” or “good” parts of you, but all of you.
Fall is a perfect time to tackle this particular project. “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” Let go of perfection. Let go of destructive striving. Let go of what could be at the expense of right now. And as you’re letting go, embrace you – the beautifully and wonderfully made you.
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