“If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice its knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.”
~ Matthew Fox
I have often used polished stones as a way to demonstrate this message about beauty and imperfection.
When I give polished stones away at school presentations and workshops, I invite everyone to look closely and notice all the little nicks and scratches on the stones. Yes, they are strong and beautiful – the agates, the ambers, the amethysts, the apache tears, and the aquamarines, to name just a few. And, they are not perfect. Like us.
Today and every day, let’s focus on the good and the beautiful in ourselves, others, and the world.
From a recovering perfectionist…
With love and compassion,