I love this expression, the Zen tradition that says, “You’re perfect just the way that you are. And yet there’s still room for improvement.”
That although we might have these goals and these ambitions and these dreams and these desires, which is great, it’s always good to be growing, but to also acknowledge where we’re at right here right now,
When we see that within these Navajo rugs where they weave the imperfections into the rug, and they don’t try to hide it or deny it, but they actually embrace it.
Same thing within some forms of Japanese pottery, they allow there to be imperfections in the pottery because that’s part of the human experience.
So I’m perfect just the way that I am, and yet there’s still room for improvement.