Life is all about perspective.
What if being flawed and having flaws IS actually what life is all about?
One of the reasons we are so intrigued by art is its ability to reflect back the truth to us.
Art with all its flaws, is still art. Are they actually flaws or are they what makes art, art?
Life with all its flaws, is still life. Are they actually flaws or are they what makes life, life?
You see when something happens to us that is unexpected we can turn to there is something wrong here or we can see how this is a necessary ebb and flow of our life.
The ying and yang. Black and white. Dark and light. This contrast of our lives is what gives us the content and context to appreciate what we have and accept more gracefully what we dont have.
Its the contrast that gives the content and context. Without knowing what life feels like without first, can we understand what life feels like with.
Take for example our health and wellbeing. We can literally take it for granted day by day. Until something happens to us. And in a blink of an eye, this something shows us how grateful we are for our health and wellbeing. What is your something? Maybe its happened. Maybe it hasnt happened yet but I can assure you if it does, it will be the something that rattles you as you did not expect it.
Im not saying we need tragedy in our lives in order to feel bliss. Im trying to put perspective around those things that happen in our lives, that we may perceive as flaws or that we are somehow flawed.
What is your something? Did you stop working because of it? Thinking how will I continue to support myself and my family while trying to tackle this thing? Will life look different or the same? I have to look after myself and put myself first, a first time in a long time! Information overload, overwhelm. Trying to be the pillar at home when struggling to be a pillar for myself?
You see everything is a lesson in life. Not a lesson because its time to punish you - no. A perspective that asks what will I learn from this something? It isnt always easy to see it, when youre in it. When you look back on the something, the context and content gives rise to the contrast.
I learnt to put myself first.
I learnt to look after myself.
I learnt to cultivate intention and manifest what I want in my life.
I discovered just how much my family relies upon me.
Im grateful for my life and everything I have.
I wont hold myself back from experiencing all that life has to offer.
Ill step outside my comfort zone time and time again.
I realise I have nothing to lose because of my exerience of nearly losing everything.
I recognise the speed bumps, twists and turns in my life are a necessary.
They are guiding me toward meaning and purpose to fulfil my duty in being on planet earth.
My flaws are my scars. I am flawed but these are my scars of the life I have led.
They are what make me unique to you. They are what give me my perspective on life.
Secret keys to secret doors.
Are you willing to open the doors gracefully and walk through them or resist the situation or circumstance you're currently facing?
"When one door closes, another door opens" - I have a new understanding with this saying now too.
Being in a transition phase of your life journey, wherever you are, its an imperfect life where its all perfect for your journey.
Its all perfect for your journey.
If you are stuck in a fork in the road, it only matters to say am I honouring my heart when I choose?
I chose to be grateful for my something. Thank you its me and not my children or anyone else in my family.
I chose to heal myself.
I chose to go within and trust myself - I knew what was best for me.
I did heal.
And now searching for all the meaning and all the purpose in my life and found it too.
Flawed. And cant wait for more.
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Hi my name is Angela. I have loved writing since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. I soon learnt I had a gift of connecting with my ancestors through writing before my 30th birthday.