Imperfection is not our personal problem…

“…. imperfection is not our personal problem—it is a natural part of existing. We all get caught in wants and fears, we all act unconsciously, we all get diseased and deteriorate. Yet, when we relax about imperfection, we no longer lose our life moments in the pursuit of being different and in the fear of what is wrong.

The renowned seventh-century Zen master Seng-tsan taught that true freedom is being “without anxiety about imperfection.” This means accepting our human existence and all of life as it is.”

~ Tara Brach (via dhammanovice)



Image Source: Thank you Scott Shiffer Studio


  1. Sage counsel, David. Thanks for posting. This was edifying!


  2. Gee, sure glad I don’t have to worry about imperfection. (Ha, ha. Now you should be thinking, does she mean she thinks she’s perfect? or does she mean she “gets it” that we shouldn’t worry about it?) Oh dear, I’ve got myself all confused. Does that mean I’m not perfect?


  3. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    Awesome artwork.


  4. This is essentially the premise of an excellent book written by Brene Brown titled The Gifts of Imperfection. It’s an excellent read that has had a profound impact on me – I highly recommend it.


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  6. Reblogged this on Todd's Perspective and commented:
    Where would my blog be without David Kanigan?


  7. Also a point that many people who indeed have imperfections do not even see them. It becomes a dangerous thing when our imperfections are things that we should learn from & in turn grow to no longer have them as part of our inner-being.


  8. Thanks for posting these encouraging words, David.


  9. Self-acceptance is such a key element of both Zen mastery and mastery of our own lives.


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  11. Thanks for sharing Sandy…



  1. […] all that fascinating dialogue, I read David Kanigan’s post on Lead.Learn.Live., titled “Imperfection is not our personal problem…” where he quoted Tara Brach’s post by the same title. “…. imperfection is not our […]


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