As we begin to unwind from the pressures of the Saturn/Pluto conjunction, we may be painfully aware of the areas in which our lives are lacking, or where we feel our very selves our lacking. I love this quote from Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and hope you will too.
Perfection through the eyes of unconditional love is being aware that the only truth is this very moment, now. Everything that exists right now is perfect simply because it exists, because it is alive. Life is a masterpiece of art that is constantly transforming and evolving. Therefore, what is truth at this very moment can and likely will change. Life is a masterpiece of art that is constantly transforming and evolving. Therefore, what is truth at this very moment can and likely will change. If it is something negative, we have the capacity to change it if we so desire, although it is not a condition of our self-acceptance. In accepting ourselves unconditionally, we accept our good qualities as well as the “flaws” — it is all valid and perfect.
What does perfection have to do with living a life of awareness? In manifesting our life, we can either see it as a continuously evolving masterpiece or as a flawed construction that must be fixed and molded to fit our idea of perfection. When we live a life of awareness, we see that perfection already exists. Rather than being flawed, a full life is simply a matter of continuing to do what we love to do and improving our skills or craft. We do this not because we are searching for perfection, but because perfection is expressed through the action of being alive. Practice makes the master. Life gets better and better not because it is “supposed to,” but because it is the consequence of passion and unconditional love.
—Don Miguel Ruiz Jr., Living a Life of Awareness: Reflections on the Toltec Path