My Father said to me, “Miguel, when you understand that you are perfect just the way you are, you will see that everything is perfect just the way it is.”
But it is not easy to just wake up one day, say you’re perfect, and actually believe it. Making such a dramatic change in perspective requires desire and commitment. First, you leave behind any false ideal of perfection. You release your attachment to what you believe it means to be the perfect you, and you stop judging yourself for not meeting your own expectations, accepting yourself for who you are at this very moment. You begin by learning to love yourself and giving gratitude every morning for being alive.
Stop whatever you are doing right now and take this moment to love and honor yourself. You are perfect just the way you are, because you are alive in this moment.
“Living a Life of Awareness”
Daily Meditations on the Toltec Path
by Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.