“Wabi-Sabi – Embracing The Perfection In Your Imperfections” by Suzanne Rivard

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Isn’t it so true that we are hardest on ourselves? We are our own worse critics.

Where did we learn to be so hard on ourselves? We are born as a perfect innocent child and as we grow up we take on beliefs that we are not perfect. We are flawed and never enough.

The Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi has been interpreted in different ways. It often refers to material things but can also be applied to people. Wabi stems from the root wa, which refers to harmony, peace, tranquility, and balance. Sabi by itself means “the bloom of time.” Sabi things carry the burden of their years with dignity and grace.

My interpretation is finding the harmony and balance within ourselves as we navigate through life being the best version of ourselves that we can be. We have aspects of ourselves that we refer to as imperfections. Yet it’s those imperfections that make up our perfection.

We all have gifts to offer the world and the people around us. We are all unique and that’s what makes life interesting. Each and every one of us has something special to offer!

What we refer to as imperfections are simply areas where we can grow. They are not flaws but opportunities to become the person we want to be. They are signpost leading us along the path of life – indicators to navigate us to become a better version of ourselves.

Learning to embrace all of you, who you are, who you are becoming and who you want to be is an important piece in finding peace, harmony and joy in your life.  Self-acceptance and self-love is fundamental in living life to its fullest. Without them, you judge yourself and come up short of who you think you should be. Reaching for the next thing. Not living in the moment and enjoying life while it’s here.

Everyday we have the opportunity to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. If you notice that you are being hard on yourself, accept and forgive yourself. Learn from it. You can choose to behave differently next time.

This is why having a coach can be beneficial. A coach can offer you a perspective of yourself that you may not see. They can help you navigate the ups and the downs until you are able to do so yourself. We all are amazing – sometimes we just need someone else to help us see that.

If you are caught up in what you refer to as imperfections, it’s helpful to start with embracing aspects of yourself that you like. Get yourself a journal and title it “My Acknowledgement Journal”.

Everyday in your journal, write down:

  • Things you like about your self,
  • Self-praises and compliments,
  • Things you are proud of,
  • Things you do well,
  • Compliments from others,
  • Things people praise about you.

When you are being hard on yourself, pick up your Acknowledgment Journal and read it out loud to yourself. Allow the words to resonate within you. Feel the vibrations and energy of the words and how incredible you truly are! Really take them in.

Learn to embrace your perfection, because you’re truly amazing and perfect just as you are today!


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