Perfect is not normal

Sometimes we act as if our messy life is something out of the ordinary. As if everyone else has it all figured out. That’s not reality. Messy is normal.

Having this human experience includes feeling confused, frustrated and lost. We don’t have to stay there forever, but we will always get back to it, over and over and over again. As with meditation, the practice is not to never lose your footing, the practice is to get back up, again and again. And if you ever think that any of your emotions are unique to you, don’t worry, you didn’t invent them, they are all universal and as part of the human family we all experience them in one way or another.

So, you’re off the hook. Stop striving for perfect. Accept the mess. Accept yourself.

With all my love,