Often I expect perfection from others and from myself. But both expectations are unrealistic. Time to give myself and others break. Give us room to grow- to make mistakes and learn without feeling debilitating shame. Even the most natural and pure phenomena fluctuate in brightness and intensity. Water crests high and falls back down. . . But there is no other way to reach the shore.
Ups and downs are equally necessary for progress and change. For growth. Enough thinking that perfection is a shortcut to happiness within a person. It’s the opposite. Being perfect would hinder us from reflection and growth. Balance is most desirable, and most peaceful within me. . . Awareness of my daily mistakes. Without condemning them. This also means tolerance of others’ mistakes. Knowing everyone is doing their best at any given moment. The best they know how to do. Forgive urself. moment to moment.