In many spiritual traditions, artists deliberately leave a mistake in a handmade object to signify that they know that they cannot make perfection. You probably have a teapot, a treasured ornament, or some other family heirloom that has been passed down through the generations. It has, as the saying goes, “seen better days,” but it still has the ability to touch your heart. take one of those items and reflect upon it. What makes it beautiful? Is it a shape, a color, a texture? Do you admire it because it is worn smooth with age? Or is it beautiful because it evokes certain feelings in you? Perhaps it reminds you of the person who gave it to you or shared it with you? There is imperfection in beauty with us as well and there is nothing wrong with that. Our imperfections are one of the things that make us who we are. You should take the time to reflect on yourself just like that heirloom.
“If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.”