Love Letter #123: A Gift of Being Wildly Imperfect

Yesterday, I invited you to join me in a new adventure through a Facebook Community – Sacred Humans. Sacred Humans is a community of wildly imperfect humans living and loving divinely. I resent the email when I realized I had left out the recording link (I read all my love letters to you). I thought it was appropriately imperfect of me. 

I’ve always been a bit of a contrarian, challenging conventional wisdom. It got me in lots of trouble as a kid, but now, I’ve come to embrace it as one of my best qualities. So when the idea of being wildly imperfect sacred humans came to me, it felt scrumptious, delightful, and a little daring. 

I adore the idea of being wildly imperfect because that’s what we all are. Wildly, beautifully, and divinely imperfect. We are sacred beings and imperfect humans. 

I don’t think I’ve met anyone who doesn’t struggle with perfectionism in one or more ways. Indecision, procrastination, people-pleasing. Fear around how we look, speak, and act. Worry about what other people will think of us. All the ways we feel we don’t measure up. These are just some of the ways perfectionism rules our lives. 

But giving myself permission to be wildly imperfect, to remove the mask and not give two shakes about what anyone else thinks can be liberating. And, embracing our perfectly imperfect selves can enrich our lives in unexpected ways. Here are a few. 

First, we make authentic connections. Accepting our imperfections is an invitation to others to do the same. When we are open about our perceived flaws, we open the door for genuine connection with others who appreciate us for who we truly are – rather than who we pretend to be. These connections are built on empathy, understanding, and mutual acceptance and are likely to be deeper and more meaningful relationships. 

We give ourselves and others the freedom to grow. We free ourselves and others from the burden of unrealistic expectations. Can you feel that? Embracing our imperfections allows us to embrace our humanity and accept our mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow. When we do that, we no longer fear failure or judgment and become more willing to take risks, try something new, or pursue our passions wholeheartedly. Imperfections become catalysts for growth, pulling us beyond our comfort zone and inspiring us to reach our highest potential. 

Finally, we are more creative and innovative. When we let go of the need for perfection, we open ourselves up to experiment, explore, and play at life. When we do, we think differently, challenge conventional wisdom, and embrace unconventional ideas. This creates space for innovation to thrive, allowing us to discover new solutions to old situations, explore possibilities, and unlock new opportunities.  

Are you ready for this?

You can join us here: Sacred Humans – Wildly Imperfect = Bravely Authentic

With Love,

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