Oh isn’t that a difficult truth to wrap your head around? You’re already perfect. It’s true. Now, if you just thought of about 10 different things about yourself that you would like to change, remember that is just a part of your journey. Sure, we all want to be better at _______________________ (enter all things here). The problem is that we forget we are exactly where we need to be to learn this. We get caught up in being “better” and forget that we are already perfect.
Whatever your idea of perfection might be, know that what you are striving for is already inside you.
(Yes, it’s a ruby slippers kind of paradigm.)
Here are some quotes that show what I mean:
Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Marianne Williamson
If I were to tell you that your life is already perfect, whole, and complete just as it is, you would think I was crazy. Nobody believes his or her life is perfect. And yet there is something within each of us that basically knows we are boundless, limitless.
Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that…and just play. Charlie Parker
So, stop being so hard on yourself and just play. If you stop obsessing about how you might not measure up (either to your standards or others) you just might find that you always had it inside you, Dorothy.