Living Wabi Sabi

How many of you tend to ‘should’ all over yourself? Always thinking that you should have done better or done something differently? If you remember this was one of the cognitive distortions I listed last month.

Shoulds: believe you must live up to excessively high standards, & may also have excessively high expectations of others.  You believe you should have known/done better, even when that would have been impossible.

Well, this is one I deal with a lot. I have been working hard to quit being my worst enemy and become my own best friend. Letting go of the idea that one has to be perfect to be loved! One of my favorite little inspirational books to counteract a case of the ‘shoulds’ is called Living Wabi Sabi.

“Appreciate this and every moment, no matter how imperfect, for this is your life. When you reject this moment, you reject your life. You don’t have to settle for this moment, you are free to steer a different course, but for now, this moment is yours, so be mindful to make the most of it.” ~Taro Gold from Living Wabi Sabi

 

 

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