In the midst of all you do, stuff happens and you show the self you're trying so hard to elevate.
When I saw this meme, I laughed so hard because its soooo true! Well especially for me. The point is that we are all on our own journeys ( a phrase I use when I'm aware that my not so zen self has emerged) and we can acknowledge that we are multidimensional beings on a constant pursuit of transformation.
I find it very interesting that the mind has a tough time registering conflicting images, principles, personalities, etc. For example, the religious leader who drinks, uses profanity, has an affair, or embezzles money. The very quiet man or woman who lives a secret bdsm lifestyle. The hypermasculine bike rider who loves playing with puppies and gardening.
It's ok to have dualities. That is the beauty of life. It's even more ok to accept whatever dualities exist within you. Others may not understand but you're living your own life.
When you're on a journey of bettering yourself, people like to keep tabs of what you do. When your old and new self, which is still one, collides, the world will remind you. There's a difference between individuals holding you accountable versus ascribing certain expectations to you because of whatever you're aspiring to become. It's ok. You're on a journey. You will veer off sometime.
To be human is to simply be imperfect. There are no absolutes, and no one has any actual intuitive obligation to enlist expected standards on another person's life.
Many times every week I find myself not always honoring myself or another the way I know and feel I/they should be honored. When I'm zen, I'm zen, when I'm not, I'm aware, I own it and keep it pushing.
One of my favorite quotations:
"Do I contradict myself? Very well I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes."
Just as my grandfather says: "you are absolutely perfect. As long as you believe it, that's all that matters. That world out there, just responds to you." Do be mindful the world responds to you, and in all that you are if you remember the first commandment of self love: Honor thyself, I believe you're on a great path to be a perfectly evolving imperfect you!
By: Tiffany W.