“We’re often incredibly callous when relating
to our own inadequacies and imperfections,
meaning that much of the time
we’re slamming the door of our heart
right in our own face.
Fortunately, when we decide to hold
our flawed humanity with compassion,
By responding to our own pain
with a sense of kindness and connection,
by soothing and comforting ourselves
when faced with the imperfection of ourselves
or our lives,
we are creating new positive emotions.”
Kristin Neff, from Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
I release my imperfections,
never being enough, knowing enough, expressing enough.
I bless every mistake, inconvenience, lie, or truth.
I bless those who were not there for me,
and when I was not there for them.
I send love to my enemies
and witness them as friends.
I praise my adversaries,
and see how they lift me to be
even greater than I am.
I forgive those again and again
until I am free,
seventy times seven.
Until I am whole.
Until I am miraculous.
Simply being one
with everything that is nowhere
and nothing that is perfect.
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