By: Hazelden Meditation Series
Before recovery, we felt so guilt-ridden we couldn’t bear to admit we were less than perfect. Since our insides seemed so awful, we clung to an outside appearance of perfection. That way, we hoped people wouldn’t find out what we were really like. But we fooled no one, not even ourselves, for very long.
In growth, we have a chance to change that pattern. Now, we can learn to admit our limitations, our mistakes, and our imperfections. What a wonderful relief, not to have to be perfect. We can be just who we are – very human beings who are groping toward the light. Sometimes we find it, sometimes we lose our way, but still we strive onward. And, in the process, we find ourselves, and serenity.
Today help me keep working toward perfection, but forgive my mistakes along the way.
- Aug. 7, 2012 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden (cmmacneil.wordpress.com)
- The Elusive Hobgoblin of Self-Forgiveness (recoveringwayward.wordpress.com)
- Goodbye Guilt – Accepting Imperfect Me (roots2blossom.wordpress.com)
- Meditation: Excuses, Excuses. (rightwingnutsandbolts.wordpress.com)
- How To: Forgiveness (joeyfortman.com)
- Seeing Perfection In Imperfection (paulabaer.wordpress.com)
- I am inspired (arkadiandream.com)
- an insight thought on forgiveness (nadyafauzia.wordpress.com)