Muhammad Asad Ullah
Well, a few times in your life someone will tell you something so right, so deeply true that it changes you forever. In my experience this wisdom, perhaps without knowing it, that I have longed to hear about was the perfection trap, the price you pay when you become ensnared in it, and the key to setting yourself free I believe that when your success looks good to the world but doesn’t feel good in your heart, it isn’t success at all. Embracing imperfection has nothing to do with lower standards; rather it’s about accepting yourself the way you just are and embracing your unique qualities.
Accept yourself completely, knowing you possess a combination of qualities. Instead of bringing attention to your weaknesses, view them as gifts to transform into the wholeness of your being. Its pointless striving to become you’re not. To maintain a façade overtime is exhausting and strips you off your authentic self. But at the same time, growth and change is also very important. Where these imperfections make you unique in every choice you make, you can definitely take steps for good to change that imperfection for better, not for somebody else but own self, if you’re obsessing over it for bad.
It’s never too late to ask yourself, ‘Am I ready to change the life I’m living? For good? For myself? Am I ready to change within?’ Even if a single day in your life is the same as the day before, it’s a pity. At every moment and with each new breath, one should be renewed and renewed again. There’s only a one way to be born into a new life, embracing your uniqueness and your imperfections. In this world, it is not similarities or regularities that take us a step forward, but blunt opposites. And all the opposites in the universe are present within each and every one of us.
Therefore, the believer needs to meet the unbeliever residing with it. And the unbeliever in us should get to know the silent good one in us. So does your evil schemer self makes you imperfect, or your choices of kindness? I don’t think any of them do. Imperfection is a perfection of a sort depending on how you nurture it. I’m wandering in the open, exploring the air and myself – finding myself, today and always. Are you up for it? Do you have what it takes? Bisou Bisou!
— Text by Muhammad Asad Ullah, @asadullahgt;
Photos by Syed Hasan Iqbal Zaidi @hasan.xaidi
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