Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Acceptance of Self and Others.We gladly accept the glorious, glamorous, gorgeous, flawless, fabulous. In ourselves and others. But acceptance of all the quirks, neurosis, foibles, flaws, insanities, imperfections, scars? To accept, unquestioning, unresistant, openly, happily. In ourselves and others. Accept the perfection of imperfection. See scars as tribute to a life lived. Insanities as the electricity in the wire. Quirks as the unexpected bite of pepper in the stew. Flaws as the openings to the heart. None can make it through life unmarked if they have lived a worthy life. None can bare their soul, open their heart, take risks, push boundaries, live, love, experience, and manage to come out the other side without an indelible mark A life well lived leaves traces behind, transfer evidence, that cannot hide from the light of day without crippling the soul and hindering joy. Yet we attempt to hide our flaws, ignore imperfections, medicate insanities, spackle over scars, dampen quirks. These elements that make us unique. Make us human. Accepting one's own imperfections is a hard row to hoe, but acceptance of self makes acceptance of others a simple task. Embrace the flaws, cherish the quirks, kiss the scars, revel in the insanity. See the perfection in imperfection. Accept.