i don't read self-help books. i don't read books that purport to tell me how to live my life better. why? because they begin with the premise that i am somehow broken…or less than…or that the author knows the key to how i should be living and where i should place my next steps. I am not broken. i am exactly in the exact place i should be with exactly the right tools and body shape and skill set and financial set-up and creativity and all that i need to do the job i need to do - whether i know what that job is or not. i don't need to try to be my best self, or any other self. i just need to be. and i need to not focus on what i perceive to be the "wrongs" about me, or even the "rights," i just need to be. and go about my day and my business and be sensitive for moments when i can make a difference and make a change for someone else's life…holding the door, buying coffee for the next in line, whatever whatever…small or large. but if i'm too busy improving on something that was already just right for the job, i'll miss that opportunity, and the time will pass. if i'm too busy trying to be what i feel i should be, rather than exactly what i am, then an Important Moment could pass. and i hate when that happens.
i am not broken. you are not broken.
are there things i wish were different about myself? yes. i wish i could dance, for instance. but holding a beat with my feet is apparently not something i need for my journey. or just maybe, NOT having that skill is exactly right for my journey. who knows? but i don't feel less than because of it. and if i flail and fling myself around a dance floor to the un-beat, well you have my permission to laugh, because laughing is awesome, and i already know i can't dance!
but back to the point. just be you. enjoy your Self as much as I enjoy you. whether you are having a bad day/week/month/year, or an exceptionally good one…come to the world with what you have. it's exactly right.