“Grant others the freedom to be lovable, but fully imperfect.”
When you boil it all down, this thing called life, it’s all any of us really want, isn’t it? To know we are lovable and loved, to know we are capable of loving another, and to be accepted and embraced for all of who we are—spectacular, admirable qualities and spectacularly disastrous imperfections.
When we stop needing to control, we start becoming more accepting of how things are. This doesn’t mean that we have to engage in any particular dance that doesn’t fit, doesn’t jibe with our values. But we can accept that life doesn’t just include things running smoothly, doesn’t just include people behaving as we might want them to. And certainly doesn’t include our being perfect.
We start to accept the imperfections of others the moment we start to accept our own. Is now a good time for you?