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Less than perfect me is…
“Choosing authenticity is an act of resistance.”
When I first read this quote by Brené Brown, my mind thought of resistance towards others, or towards the norm. Like a salmon, swimming upstream. But really, the resistance is more towards ourselves. The part of us that likes to play it safe.
When we choose to be totally authentic, we are mustering up all the courage we can to be imperfect. It means being compassionate towards ourselves and completely accepting who we are – struggles and all.
For me, this is most difficult when I am not feeling well. Resisting the urge to press forward, make the best out of it, cover up my pain… is one of the most daring things I do. It means being vulnerable. Asking for help. Setting boundaries. Being real.
But I have also found, that it is during these days that I truly find joy. Joy that comes from the grace found in just Being.
This weekend I hope you are able to be perfectly Imperfect!