Monday, February 20, 2017
Or learning to love my scars.
For those of you unfamiliar, it's a Japanese term which doesn't have a comparable English one. It means finding beauty in imperfection. It's usually used for nature and objects, but I'm appropriating it for my body.
I need to change my perception about my flaws, especially as I get older and acquire more of them. A flaw makes something more interesting. It gives us respect for impermanence and fragility. A core Buddhist belief is that wisdom comes from making peace with the constant cycles and transitions of Nature. If we're skilled enough, we can spot the eternal in a fleeting moment.
I'm not that wise yet, but I'm taking a few more steps along that journey.
I am magnificent because of my imperfections.