I lovingly invite you to pursue wholeness over perfection. When you look in the mirror, make sure you’re looking at the whole picture. More than you notice the one thing you wish you could change, notice that you are a whole human being who has made it another day.
Carry this mindset with you as you look back over your life. Your last job may not have been what you wanted, but it was a whole experience you learned from. Your life may not be exactly where you thought it would be, but this is still a whole life that is still worth being lived fully.
You do not have to be ‘perfect’ to be whole. You are a whole person. Not an “I-could-have-been-near-perfect” person had you taken different paths in your life. Your flaws are a part of you, and so are your strengths. Your fears are a part of you, and so is your bravery, your faith, and your resilience.
Yes, you have made mistakes. And you have also made really good decisions. Learn and grow from the things that went wrong. Nurture the things that have gone right. Even when they were small and seemingly insignificant, they counted toward meaningful growth in your life.
Some questions to ponder on
What if “home” – our safe place, our refuge, the center and heart of life, our greatest feelings of ease & comfort reside within us? If that’s the case, how do we become “homemakers” in ourselves regardless of relationship, location, and title? How do we embrace our wholeness while recognizing the pieces that have been hurt?
Again, I don’t have all the answers. If I did, I’d share them with you! If your definition of wholeness is different, please tell me in your comments – I’d love to know. 😌
“It was when I stopped searching for home within others / and lifted the foundations of home within myself / I found there were no roots more intimate / than those between a mind and body / that have decided to be whole.” – Rupi Kaur⠀
Home, for me, is not a place. It’s a feeling. A sense of belonging – to and within myself.
Dear friend, you came here to be in your fullness.
And that’s yours to choose.
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Working towards embracing wholeness in your life is not actually a very difficult thing to do, if you stop for a moment, and look. Accept yourself, love yourself, be resilient, and have faith in yourself and your abilities. Wholeness will start to reside in you with time.