So a perfect little statue of a beautiful spiritual guide called Buddha came into my life one day from a dear friend. I was so grateful for the gift that every time I looked at it I felt sparkly inside. I kept it out in my office for clients to see and hopefully bring them joy as well. I have no idea what happened but it fell and a bit of the hand fell off. I felt terrible. I felt so bad I actually cried as the gift was still new when this happened. I didn’t know what to do.
My partner smiled, a gentle calm smile. And said in a matter-of-fact voice, ” See not even Buddha is perfect!”
This little statue became even more powerful for me. It reminds me to stop trying so hard to be perfect at everything. I remember reading somewhere, Buddha was not a big fan at allowing women to be followers of his teachings. He didn’t think women could become monks. Until some woman opened his heart to that thought and they were then allowed to become monks. Pema Chodron is one Buddhist monk who is a great teacher for me right now.
We all have a little bit of imperfection in us all. Let’s cherish that!