Most of you will answer no to the question – Am I perfect? but why is that? You will immediately come up with a bunch of things about yourself that is currently not to your satisfaction when you think about being perfect. You will think about things that are needed to be fixed first before you can be perfect.
What is fixing? or more precisely – What can be fixed? Usually, when contemplating about fixing something, we think about fixing something physical and tangible with our senses. We perceive ourselves as physical because of our bodies, because we can sense our bodies with all of our senses. As a result, we develop beliefs and fears that are related to our bodies limits. We develop preferences based on the comparison of other peoples bodies. When that happens our bodies stop being perfect in our own eyes.
The same goes about emotions. Our bodies feel our emotions. We go about our days feeling the emotions we feel until we decide that we don’t like what we feel, and we need to fix our emotions. We see emotions as a thing, like a physical thing that needs to be fixed based on the story that we tell ourselves in our heads.
We like good stories that capture and inspire our imagination. Good stories make us feel good when we relate to them. The stories that we like are usually about something that we want to experience or feel or do, ourselves. We have the potential to relate metaphorically to any story that revolves around a character or something physical because we see ourselves as physical.
Like that Japanese story about gluing broken things with gold, that represent the beauty of the broken objects. When something breaks it only becomes more beautiful when it mends or heals. When you heal from your scars, you see your scars as beautiful.
Another story I heard recently is about people that hold suffering inside, by doing that they quickly fill up their emotional cup. Then every little emotional trigger that a person experiences, causes the cup to overflow over the edges, causes the person to react emotionally. So one needs to take the time to express their suffering and by doing so make room in the cup for other emotions.
We may see beauty or inspiration in these kinds of stories. We might even realize something from these stories about ourselves. But does it really change anything? Does it help when we relate ourselves to a physical limiting object in a metaphoric way?
A good story might point out something about you, make you notice something, but most likely that in the end, we won’t take the time to really understand what was that. We won’t take the time to come to a realization about something that might change us. We won’t take the time to face the belief that has risen, that is causing us to feel bad, constricted and unhappy. We’ll just stick to the happy ending of that story and carry on with our lives thinking that we’re like that cup of tea or that glued with gold object.
What if I were to tell you that you’re not anywhere even close to an object. What if I were to tell you that by relating yourself, your emotions, your life, to an object, you’re holding yourself back from happiness, freedom, and healing. You are putting yourself on hold from those things by believing that you are something you’re not.
You see yourself as physical. Everything that is physical has physical limits. You see yourself limited by those limits. If you believe in your physical and emotional limits, you’ll quickly get to know them on a very personal level and sometimes might fixate on them for a very long time.
You are not the cup, nor the broken vase, you’re not even the body. You are the limits that you set for yourself, you are the imperfections that you believe in. You are capable to reach only that, which you believe is possible.
Ask yourself what would it feel like not to believe that you are limited. What would it feel like to discover that what you are is nothing less than perfect? Perfect – is the space and the emptiness where every single belief is created. Being perfect is having the freedom to choose. The freedom to choose to see the imperfections. How can you be nothing but perfect if you are allowed to chose what to believe in? You are allowed to see the world and yourself through different perspectives.
Only that which is already perfect can change its point of view in an instant, can make itself feel better in an instant, can even heal in an instant, can be anything it wants to be by believing that it can, can see itself as it wants to see, can allow or object anything it chooses. All of the emotional changes are occurring in an instant. You don’t need to worry about change, the same way you don’t worry about who or what is operating your emotional changes, they just happen when you allow them to happen.
Allow yourself to see yourself as you want to see yourself. May I suggest – Perfect.