The ubiquitous Rarasaur recently posted some pictures of herself:
I commented that I loved her short hair, and this was her response.
P.S. Thanks! I love the short hair, too. I was trying to grow mine out again, but I’m just not there yet… not ready to see the Rara that used to look like that, so… instead… my short hair is perfect because I want it to be perfect.
I love the last line. What if we changed “short hair” to “life”?
My Life is Perfect Because I Want it to Be Perfect
There is so much power, confidence, hope, and determination in this statement. Moreover, this statement is always true–if you want it to be.
It reminds me of a yoga teacher who would tell us, “If you can reach the floor, perfect. If you can reach your toes, perfect. If you can reach your knees, then that is your perfection of the moment.”
We are always wanting some perfection that is just out of our reach. “I wish I was a little bit taller, thinner, richer, brighter.” Even when we get to that perfection, we are still not satisfied.
Why not want the perfection of now? Jeff Foster says, “Your life hasn’t worked out perfectly.” This can be read two ways. 1) the “not working out” of your life is perfect because it is exactly what you need to grow, learn, or experience what you came here for. In other words, the mess of our lives is our invitation to embrace our mess and thus consciousness. 2) Your life has not worked out according to some illusion of perfection. Our suffering is caused by the comparison between present reality with what we conceived or dreamed this moment would be like. But we have control of our conceptions and our dreams. We can dream for whatever we want. Why don’t we make this present reality our dream, our perfection?
And why isn’t the present moment perfect? Who defines what is perfect? If God defines perfection, wouldn’t God make the present moment perfect?
I’m following in Rarasaur’s footsteps (BIG shoes to fill) and making my life perfect because I want it to be.
Thank you for reading, sharing, and/or smiling.
What about you? Are you enjoying the perfection of your life right now? Why or why not? Please share.
- Bliss is Forgetting Perfection and Embracing Our Messes (onthehomefrontandbeyond.wordpress.com)
- Riddled Rara, Part 1 (rarasaur.wordpress.com)
- I’m not Perfect (jonathanhilton.wordpress.com)
- Buddha Nature, No Excuse is Necessary (kmhubersblog.com)