Today I recognize that I am worth of love

After reading The Gifts of Imperfection I wanted a reminder of the lessons it taught. I now read through it at least once a week, sometimes daily, and find it thoroughly centering.

 

Today I recognize that I am worthy of love
and that all beings are worthy of love

I stand my sacred ground
even as the winds of antagonism and insecurities blows around me

I will be brave, so that others can be brave
I will be my real self, so that others can be their real selves
I will shine brilliantly, so that others can show their brilliance

I will not be ashamed of being imperfect
I will not feel guilty for being imperfect
I will not succumb to regret
I will not be afraid of failure
because failure is inevitable
and it is merely a passing moment, not an ending
and being awful is not really that awful after all

I will lean into the discomfort
because anger and sorrow are part of being human
and if I experience any emotions
it means I can experience all emotions

I will cherish faith
and never let it go
because I have faith that the world will be a better place
and I have faith in the goodness of others
and I have faith in myself, today, just the way I am

I will remember and acknowledge my blessings
I have those who love my fully as the imperfect human I am
and I have all that I need

I recognize the value of sleep and self care
the time to rest, the time to play around
because this is the stuff of balance
and balance is the stuff of real happiness

Today I recognize that I am worthy of love
and that all beings are worthy of love

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