We keep searching for perfection, and in our search we find that everything in the universe is perfect except the humans. The sun is perfect, the stars are perfect, the planets are perfect, but when it comes to the humans, “Nobody’s perfect.” The truth is that everything in creation is perfect, including the humans. ~Don Miguel Ruiz, The Fifth Agreement
What stops us from seeing ourselves as perfect? Redefine “perfect” for humans and make a list of the things that make you perfect.
In one word, EGO stops us from seeing ourselves as perfect. ‘Perfect’ does not mean conceited or arrogant. ‘Perfect’ to me means living in a state of openness and love, tethered to our Creator. When we live in the state of ego, we depend on our attachment to others as the reflection of our selves. This, I believe is a hurtful way to see ourselves because how others see us comes from their reality and their ego. Depending on our attachment’s moods and whims, one day they may see us as good; the next they may see us as causing pain. So while we are affirmed with love one day, we are suffering and in pain the next. But in reality, we all cause our own drama. The responsibility for our life is within us.
I am not speaking of a child because children are born innocent. Children have to rely on their caregivers to protect them and nurture them. But as adults we must take responsibility for our actions and strive to let our ego die. The Creator is calling our Soul. Our Soul longs for a reunion to the Creator. When we refuse the call, we become frozen in our ego. I am not speaking of physical death. It is a spiritual death and rebirth while we are here on the Earth.
The thing that makes me ‘perfect’ is my belief that I originate from the Creator and I am a part of the Creator. Because of this, I am a part of the Universe which lives in the Creator. I am in a continuous search for my Soul. But I do realize that ‘perfection’ can be fleeting. I am also still human; therefore the ego will be with me until the end. The trick is to learn to live as the Self because the Self is your Soul, the Soul is love, and love comes from our connection to the Creator.