What is perfection this days?
We can preach how Zen we must be, mindful of others. Asking to always co-creates with the Universe. Reading how wonderful life is for some people while others are struggling on their journey.
Making sure we do not offend anyone, trying to become something we can or cannot live up to.
There is a lot of mixed signals we can send to people, do what I preach but do not do what I do.
Perfection is subjective from one individual to another. Trying to always show a brave face to the rest of the world, while battling the raging river that is our lives can be tiring and challenging at times. Not every day is picture perfect.
We always say actions speak louder than words. Sometimes, we feel like we want to scream to the Universe. What is wrong with this picture, I did not ask for that experience. Let me have my happy ending now!
I have enough to eat my black bread. It is time to let myself be on the happy receiving end.
We can always feel grateful, be gracious for what we have. But perfection is harder to continue to keep up when you are under a microscope. Being anonymous makes it easier. Even if you do not follow your advice, very likely you will have someone to remind you of your missteps.
Being under the light, is a game changer. You are setting up an expectation of what you would like to project as an image. How the world should see you, sometimes you get caught in a moment when the light is not shining as brightly as you hoped. You can easily step out of line, losing it for a moment. Being human, realizing that you have set the bar too high. You have fallen short at that moment to be the master of your own emotions.
We can learn in our journey how hard it is to stay on our own path even with the help of the Universe. We can find ourselves in the middle of challenges. Asking ourselves what I am doing here? Why would I have to go through all these trials and not see the happy ending I am seeking?
Was it worth doing? I am not perfect, but I am getting there.