We all strive to be perfect in some shape and form in our lives. It might be from the small to the big details in life that we create certain expectations for ourselves. But what happens when the people in our lives do not live up to our own expectations. What happens when we being to judge our neighbors cookie eating habits? Or our best friends messy kitchen? Or maybe our Mother’s flare for wearing neon pink with a tiara?
It is at those times perfect gets in the way of seeing the people we are meant to see in real life. We all have our quirk and foibles. Some of us chose to hide them and others strut their quirks with pride. It is those quirks which can be delightful eccentricities that we can grow to love in our friends and family.
At the same time the person who masks those quirks has the ability to judge the rest of us for making steps forward to be who we want to be as we try to accept who we are in the path to happiness.
It is as a friend and I sat over coffee we stumbled into a conversation.
“Why do you think she tries to be so perfect?”
“I don’t know.”
“It must be exhausting trying to keep up with the Jones?”
“Did you ever think it might be exhausting just to be you?”
“What is that suppose to mean?”
“You are judging her for trying to be perfect while you try not to care what people think who judge you?”
“Well which path to happiness is better?”
“I don’t know. But both paths seem exhausting.”
We all try to be the best we can be in our own little world. Some of us just try to be good, others try to look perfect, and the rest just thumb their nose at us. All I know is at the end of the day I would rather be quirky than perfect. I really believe it is too much work to dress to please and have everyone like me.
What is your favorite quirk? How do you flaunt it?
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga