"Perfection itself is imperfection."
— Vladimir Horowitz
The gap between Lauren Hutton's two front teeth.
The wiggly lines of Gahan Wilson's cartoons.
Uneven brush marks in hand-painted china.
The leaning tower of Pisa.
The tempo at which Toscannini or Glenn Gould raced through pieces.
Odd chisel marks in hand-made furniture.
These are just a few examples of what might be thought of as imperfections that, in fact, make a person, place or thing memorable, beautiful, unique.
My favorite live figure model of all time hated her thighs. What a pity. She was stunning.
Make a little list for yourself of physical things, personality traits, or emotional baggage that you think make you imperfect. Forget about what you think anyone else may think about these things. You'll never know for sure anyway. Plus, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. It matters what you think, how you feel about yourself.
Take that little list and find a way to accept, embrace, and ultimately love each and every one of those things, traits, and pieces of baggage. You may find that this exercise can make it easier to let go of said baggage because, hey, who needs it and who has places to store that old crap anymore?
Anyway, all the little marks and bruises, faux pas and clumsiness, guilt about Bad Things You've Done and so forth, all of those things make you you. And by the way, you—the real you— is just traveling in this body and personality temporarily.
You're much bigger and brighter and shinier than you remember. There is no one like you. Never to be repeated, you are a miraculous variation of the human being.
Learn to love yourself.
"As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man."
New Moon in Pisces
Yep, it's a New Moon again! Tonight at 8:55 PM EST, the New Moon is in Pisces (the last sign of the Zodiac), it's a supermoon and a total solar eclipse. (There are SIX supermoons this year!)
Come to think of it, my friend Caren is down near Bali somewhere right now leading a group of eclipse watchers to a peak experience.
You can have your own peak experience in the privacy of your own home. Set aside some time to write out intentions for yourself for the next month. Light a candle and read your intentions aloud.
Here's another thing. Because this New Moon is in the last sign of the Zodiac, it's the perfect (!) time to let go of what no longer serves you.
I mean it. Whatever is really in your way or holding you back or making you ill, move it aside, let it go or stop it right now. There couldn't be a better time and you'll have the support you need to release yourself.
Okay. That's the moon news.
Scroll down for details about this month's Creative Healing call on Thursday, March 10th at 8 PM EST.
"The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell."
The Art of Allowing
Join me this Thursday night (March 10) at 8 PM EST, for this month's Creative Healing call.
Click here to register. This month's theme is The Art of Allowing.
As usual, the call will include some inspiration, a short meditation, suggestions for setting intentions, some tools and exercises to experiment with in the coming month, and a Q&A to get your wheels turning and start a brief discussion. It's fun and thought-provoking.
PLUS, when you join the call you're entered to win one of three gifts. Whether you're interested in some simple daily exercises to help with your healing yourself, essential oils, or just curious about what these calls offer, you're welcome to join us.
Click here to register for our call on March 10th at 8 pm EST.
I'd love for you to join me!