We are perfect.
We are often told that perfection is the pinnacle of all struggle, that we need to give everything we’ve got to achieve it, and that it is frequently out of our reach.
Pathwalking has opened my eyes to a lot of truths about humanity. One is that no matter how much we succeed or fail, we are already perfect.
I am learning that perfection, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Like beauty, perfection exists more than I acknowledge. I am me. I am learning to be more aware of what that means and who I am and who I want to be…and as such I am learning that I am perfect in my own way.
This is not a statement of arrogance. As I learn the benefits of living a life I choose for myself, I am seeing that there is more perfection in each and every one of us than we give voice to. It’s surprisingly unhealthy to constantly give power to the imperfections we see, whether they are physical or mental or emotional.
All too often we look for the flaws, the faults, the problems in a given situation. We keep a wary eye open to see what is not working, where the problems lie, and what things need to be fixed. Rather than focus on the good and trying to gain more of it, we focus on the bad and try to fix it.
We are constantly working to undo what has already come to pass. We fail to realize that this is not going to work. Seldom can you undo what is. Rather than take it back and take it apart, it is better to make a new focus, and work to do and build anew.
Where does perfection come into all of this? We believe that “nobody’s perfect”, we are told that perfect will never be, and that it is pretty close to impossible. Perfection is the ultimate achievement, the goal to strive for, the thing nobody is or has but that we should all reach to achieve.
What if we are already perfect? What if the beings that we are are already perfect? What if this is a concept we already have but we mask to avoid more tangible things?
Our souls are all unique, but all come from the same point of origin. We are all connected to that origin, no matter what deity you may or may not believe in. Every human is interconnected across all of time and space. Because that single point of origin is perfect it only follows that each of us are, at our very core, perfect.
There is no one else like me. I am one of a kind. Certainly I share traits with others, but no one else can think the thoughts I think, feel the feelings I have, or take the actions I choose. I can choose for no one else just as no other can choose for me.
Along the way I will take false steps, choose bad paths, make mistakes and start again. I will cause and be hurt emotionally. I might break a bone or two, do poorly with a job, give out incorrect information. I will fail and succeed. Through it all I will make and not make choices, and I will create my own existence along the way. My soul, my central being and all its mysteries remains perfect.
We do things that we consider imperfect. We think imperfect thoughts and feel imperfect feelings. But the truth is that at our core, the root of our being, we are all perfect.
This comes across as one really big lie. Because we are so constantly shown our imperfections and we are told that perfection will almost always be out of our reach, the idea that we ARE perfect is alien. It is opposite what we are shown and told all of our lives, so the idea does not appear to be possibly true.
But we are perfect. We are the culmination of a perfect storm of elements both physical and metaphysical that create these utterly unique, singular beings. No other creature on this world communicates in the many ways that we do, questions their existence like we do, lives light years beyond simple survival as we do. The perfection of the human beings is an amazing truth we are programmed not to believe.
When we are children we know what we know and what we are told. We begin more in tune with nature versus nurture. As we age and begin to develop a certain level of self awareness, nurture dominates. We stop living off of the very basic and perfect simple knowledge of ourselves and begin to live off of who we create based on learning and influences and other factors. It should come as no surprise that we all reach a certain point where we begin to explore our inner nature once again, and many of us seek to reclaim inner knowledge.
In that quest for perfection it is imperative to recognize that we are already perfect. The core nature of our beings are perfect. Think back on when you began to ask more questions and think more deep thoughts and you began to rely less on your simple nature, and you will be able to see that not only were we once simply perfect…we still are.
It is not arrogant to state that we are perfect. Rather, it is a statement of empowerment.
Do you see your own perfection?
This is the one-hundred seventy-eighth entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Feel free to re-blog and share. Thank you for joining me.