Impeccable

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A dear friend of mine recently told me she aspired to lead an “impeccable life.” After a life struggling against various addictions, she has been strong, healthy, and empowered for more than one year and motivated to become impeccable, and therefore a role model for others struggling as she did.

I told her that I completely supported her in her journey, how proud of her I was, and how much I admired her. In fact I was in awe of the inner strength she possessed to face down and conquer so many demons (addictions). And now that she had risen above the darkness, I cautioned, just really be yourself now, not merely a perfect version of herself. “Be impeccable in being you. But remember that you, like all human beings, are not perfect. Appreciate the imperfections as they provide great opportunity for laughter and not taking ourselves too seriously. I once realized that I was not really that great a dancer because i was fairly awkward at times, hardly graceful and lithe. But I was very very good — even creative and artistic — at recovering from the awkward steps and slips I often had. Be the most impeccable version of yourself you can be, flaws and all.”

Remember that if we were really perfect beings, would life have any more challenge? The secret, it seems to me, is not in trying to create perfection of our life. It is in the moment to moment listening to our heart, in getting the noise of life and our mental chatter out of the way so our own intuition can guide us. Each moment. With each decision. From one perfectly impeccable moment to another.

Enjoy being yourself.

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
– Steve Jobs, founder, Apple Computer

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6 Responses to Impeccable

  1. Sherrill Mindingall March 19, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one these days..

    • March 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

      I used a Wootheme within the WordPress system. Then I added the background image as well as all the photos. I also chose the fonts i wanted to use. Thanks for the warm compliments! I really appreciate it!

  2. R4i March 25, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Good day! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics? Thanks for your time!

  3. nada abbassi May 20, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    this is touching and it made feel like you are talking about me :) you made me cry this is so deep ….. thank you

  4. nada abbassi May 20, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    i hope that she’s fine now … so touching :’(

  5. April 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    This site is on WordPress as I have a friend who did the original design and he recommended it highly, as have many other friends and colleagues. Once he set it up, i did most of the design work myself and do all the posting very easily. We’ve also built a couple WP sites with ecommerce stores and the integration is pretty good. For blogs WP seems a really good choice. There are many choices of layouts. Woothemes is a famous WP provider of site themes and layouts. I use one of theirs then customize it with the look and feel and typeface i wanted. Let me know if you have any other questions. Happy to help :)

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