It todays society, there is a lot of pressure to be perfect. Flawless hair, eyebrows on fleek, designer brands, six pack, thigh gap, strait A's, class with a little sass, funny with a side of serious, the list goes on and on. How is it that most of us are wanting to achieve these unrealistic expectations from others and ourselves, and what would it take to be perfect?
It's pretty clear that the media has a lot to do with our perception on what is considered desirable, but can we really ever be perfect? The answer to that question is yes. Not only can we be perfect, but we are already perfect as we are. Before rolling your eyes and thinking "Oh, not another one of these articles.." let me finish.
Perfect is not about perfection, but perspective. You will never get it all done and achieve everything you want at once because we are on a never ending journey called life, where we will continue to expand, and desire more. Therefore, if your perspective is that your life will be perfect once you achieve the money, status, relationship etc., and constantly feel like you need the next best thing to be satisfied, you will never be in a state in which you feel like life is perfect. However, if you appreciate the unfolding of life, and the perfection in which the universe delivers to you what you are ready for, perfection is all that there is and will be.
Would changing your perspective to perceive everything as perfect be considered unrealistic? I think not. I'm not saying by viewing everything as perfect you will always be happy, but rather have an understanding that "Failure is another stepping stone to greatness." - Oprah
What it takes to be perfect is the awareness of the true nature of our beings and the world in which we live. Perfection is within us, and the more we look outside of ourselves to achieve it, the farther we detach from the state of being that we truly wish to live in. The more we tune into who we really are, the more our lives will bring us what we had once been trying so hard to achieve.