“People often think they can solve their problems, heal their wounds and solve the world’s problems by transcending their humanity and their physical body but I feel the solutions to our problems are located within this very body, on this earth, in our imperfect humanity. Sometimes we spend our life striving to be perfect and complete to escape from an inner sense of insufficiency. This often leads us further away from ourselves, further away from the core of our aliveness. Our vital life and freedom is not to be found in ascendance, perfection or completeness but in our very humanity and in our imperfection. Incompleteness is higher than completeness.
Seemingly paradoxically within our very imperfections we can find our wholeness, within our most difficult problems, we can find the solutions. The path to the healing and the path to the creation of a more abundant, benevolent human presence on earth may appear when we directly face our imperfections. It is not that we should glamorize our wounds, nor re-traumatize ourselves by constantly thinking about them but rather we may need to descend beneath our thoughts and go deeper into our body, our senses, our movement patterns, our inner dreams and myths and and our beingness. Then, rather than being something which drag our life down, our very problems may reveal themselves as a potential engines of transformation.
Our woundedness, our vulnerability and our difficult emotions can be treasures in disguise. If we are able to bring awareness to them as body feelings they may give us insights about our individuation process and clues as to what our real calling in life is. When we are able to fully hold our difficult feelings and access their deepest essence they lead us to wisdom, humility and confidence. We may need to learn to descend to the root and core of our power hidden in our bodies, where we find whatever disturbs us may alchemically transform into life energy and power. If we do this we need no longer feel an inner sense of insufficiency; the energy that once manifested as trauma and struggle now transforms itself into power and compassion
All along all our problems have really been our power, our love and our interbeing in a disguised form, they were manifestation of our great Self and the soul of the world trying to wake us up and trying to remind us of who we are. Rather than forever striving to become ‘complete’ we become happily aware of our own incompleteness. Our imperfection becomes the ‘crack in everything’ mentioned by Rumi through which the light shines through. Our incompleteness becomes our intimate connection the earth and with all life.”
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