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The Art of the Imperfect

The Art of the Imperfect

“If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice its knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.” ~Matthew Fox

I love the video below. It’s about approaching life through our imperfections to make something beautiful. He’s an artist, so he actually creates art, but aren’t we all artists creating something beautiful from our imperfections? It’s our limitations that can drive our creativity.

Don’t shy away from your quirks or faults or shortcomings or whatever you call them…embrace them. Show them off and use them to be more you than you’ve ever dared to be. There are enough cookie-cutter people out there, with myriads more training and waiting in the wings. What the world doesn’t have is another YOU. Be quirky, be flawed, but be you. Give back to the world some of that imperfection to make this world a little better than it was before you got here.

“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ~Leonard Cohen