Recovery Meditations ~ Perfection ~ One Day at a Time ~ May 24, 2011


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"The thing that is really hard, and
really amazing, is giving up on being
perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."

Anna Quindlen

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"Perfect" me that word sounds like:
"Do it again. You didn't do it right."
That's the message I get from the voices
in my head. The messages of perfectionism tell me over and over that
I did it wrong. It's a powerful weapon when you use it as a whip against yourself, just like negative messages
when you look in a mirror. I have a choice every single moment of every single day to either pick up that whip and hurt myself, or to "get out of my own way" and be kind. I can choose to look in the mirror and be thankful, and to look at myself and feel love. It takes a lot of practice, but it is worth it.
If you love yourself more than you love anyone else, you can feel happiness again. You can create again. You can look at your shadow and say good things about it too! It's another beautiful you ~ unique and wonderfully made.


I will celebrate the beauty of myself today and everyday.