Enjoying Imperfection With Chronic Illness:
Why Being Imperfect Makes Perfect Sense
Enjoying Imperfection With Chronic Illness: Why Being Imperfect Makes Perfect Sense – The title doesn’t make any sense, I know. Who wants to be imperfect? Well, who wants to spend their entire life being unhappy? The answer would be no one. But, that is what you are likely to do if you are always in search of perfection. We can think back and say what if, or if only… but here, imperfection is not the opposite of perfection like good is the opposite of bad. Imperfection here, is rather a “freedom from perfection”. That is what we all ultimately want – to be free from the chains of unrelenting perfection, the chains that tell us our bodies have to be free of illness to enjoy life. Instead, learn to fly on the wings that you have been given, not the ones that you believe everyone wants you to have or we think we should have. It’s time to let go and just “be”. We didn’t choose a life of chronic illness, there is nothing we can do to change it.. that’s why it’s labeled as chronic, however this is the life we have.
To just let it go, is not as easy as it sounds, I know. Self-help books always talk about letting go, but they never quite get to the instruction part. We all want to rise above what is grasping us day after day for an unattainable perfection in every area of our lives. Obviously some people have reached that point or they wouldn’t be writing books about it, right? Why can’t the rest of us join, too? All we need is a bit of enlightenment. So, here it goes.
Over the next month we will learn how to embrace your inner “imperfection” and be quite comfortable with it. Cultivate the skills we need to make the most of ourselves throughout our life as well as giving others the permission to do so as well. We will learn to live with our chronic illness as much as we want to imagine ourselves free from sickness, we will try to grasp on to our life and enjoy it, in whatever way that means for us! Which we already know can and will be different for each one of us!
Join us next week for part 2 on “You Are Not Your Illness So, Who Are You?“
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