3 Steps to Experience the Perfect Imperfect Moment

November 4, 2014 9:24 PM

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In many ways, striving for perfection is a recipe for disaster. I've spoken with too many people who could never be smart, successful, slim or striking enough to meet their own unrealistic demands. All the while, these individuals failed to experience themselves as a person of value just for being themselves. I've worked with countless couples, who spend as much time obsessing over their relationship as they do experiencing their relationship. This wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing if these thoughts were kind, compassionate and introspective. Instead, they are harsh, cold and critical. The demanding attitude we all have toward ourselves often divides our lives into two realities -- what's actually happening and what we are busy telling ourselves about what's happening. People who live in pursuit of perfection are missing out on the real pleasures of life.

We've heard the expression "live in the moment" so many times that the words often lose their meaning. We lose track of the fact that much of the time, we spiral off into thoughts that have little to do with the here and now. Buying coffee, we forget to meet the eyes of the stranger serving us. We o...

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