Tuesday, June 28, 2011

How we may connect through our imperfection

Today Piper Lauri Salogga Interiors blogs "Your Beautiful Imperfection" with reference to Thomas Moore's book, Care of the Soul. Under a screen grab of The Reclining Buddha, featured on Moore's site and painted by his wife, Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa, the blogger writes:
"Humans, nature and life are all inherently imperfect. Bumps in the road, broken branches, decaying plans are all part of life and in fact, a BEAUTIFUL, SOFT OPENING FOR CONNECTION with ourselves and with one and other. Thomas Moore, in Care of the Soul, identifies the darker parts of ourselves as a valuable form of communication from our soul to our living-self. If we are only in pursuit of happiness and perfection, we will miss these rich pieces of information that let us know what we are truly needing to feel fulfilled and alive."
After naming a few current popular self-help speakers, the blogger continues, "I do believe our attitudes have much to do with the reality we experience. And I believe, and have experienced, that affirmations alone will not bridge the gap between my human imperfection and the best-self I desire to be. The piece about nurturing and accepting my less-than-perfectness is missing from these motivational philosophers’ equations."

In following Moore's approach, the writer suggests, "What I am suggesting, even taking a stand for, is that we need to believe in ourselves, believe in our dreams, know and express our own greatness that wants to be shared, AND allow, even expect ourselves to trip and fall as we are reaching to live the lives we desire. This is how we learn, how we grow, how we roll as human beings."

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