Impact Through Imperfection

 I can’t even tell you how many times I haven’t “shown up” because I wasn’t perfect.  I fear rejection and judgement, drowning in the shadows of my imperfections, unable to step into the unrealistic expectations of who I think I need to be in order to shine my light.  Even as I write this, the aspects and beliefs I hold that I am not worthy, that I am not good enough, are surfacing to remind me of how imperfect I am.  

I was sharing this vulnerable truth with a friend of mine and what she told me shattered the bubble of illusion holding me back, keeping me small.  She told me that showing up exactly as I am in all of my imperfections had made a significant impact on her life.  My mind was blown.  Of course when I look at the people who inspire me, they aren’t a picture of perfection.  

They are real.  

They struggle.  

They show up and shine exactly as they are.  

Why would I need to be any different?  

Maybe we make our greatest impact because of our imperfections.  Maybe how we see ourselves is like looking through the dirty window of our traumas and limiting beliefs and not actually the truth.  

The Divine Truth.  

What if all those imperfections were actually your greatest gifts?  

There is only one you.  

You are a masterpiece, a kaleidoscope of unique experiences, thoughts, ideas, feelings and creative expressions.  You are the only one who can be you.  You are perfect exactly as you are.  Don’t let your struggles hold you back from being your authentic self.  

Be brave.  

Step forward in all that makes you vulnerable and imperfect.  

Use your voice.  

Show up and shine your light.  

You never know how powerful of an impact you will make in the lives you touch by simply being exactly as you are.

May 6, 2022 | Heather Harti, Soul Star Inspired Wellness

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