Perfectly Imperfect

“We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Each snowflake takes the perfect form for the maximum efficiency and effectiveness for its journey. And while the universal force of gravity gives them a shared destination, the expansive space in the air gives each snowflake the opportunity to take their own path. They are on the same journey, but each takes a different path.
Along this gravity-driven journey, some snowflakes collide and damage each other, some collide and join together, some are influenced by wind… there are so many transitions and changes that take place along the journey of the snowflake. But, no matter what the transition, the snowflake always finds itself perfectly shaped for its journey.
I find parallels in nature to be a beautiful reflection of grand orchestration. One of these parallels is of snowflakes and us. We, too, are all headed in the same direction. We are being driven by a universal force to the same destination. We are all individuals taking different journeys and along our journey, we sometimes bump into each other, we cross paths, we become altered… we take different physical forms. But at all times we too are 100% perfectly imperfect. At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey. I’m not perfect for your journey and you’re not perfect for my journey, but I’m perfect for my journey and you’re perfect for your journey. We’re heading to the same place, we’re taking different routes, but we’re both exactly perfect the way we are.
Think of what understanding this great orchestration could mean for relationships. Imagine interacting with others knowing that they too each share this parallel with the snowflake. Like you, they are headed to the same place and no matter what they may appear like to you, they have taken the perfect form for their journey. How strong our relationships would be if we could see and respect that we are all perfectly imperfect for our journey.” ~ Steve Maraboli

I came across this quote several weeks ago,  and it spoke so well to how my life’s journey as it continues to evolve second by second,  minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, week by week,  month by month,  year by year, even decade by decade! I cherish every experience along the journey,  failures and victories alike,  but most of all I am blessed to be where I am in my life in the present moment. As I still travel to my final destination as you travel along yours, know that everything about you is perfect for your specific journey.  I have lost friends and gained friends,  even learned to be content with a life absent of friends.  I follow no one and have lead many. Yet that’s my journey,  alone I stand, though not truly alone, my journey is perfect,  despite what you may see as imperfect,  because it was shaped flawlessly just for me. I dream day and night,  reaching for everything in sight. Bending over backwards for the strength,  the intuition and enlightenment to spring forward into the future.  Why? Because IAM the author and finisher of my universe,  this journey so perfectly perfect, for an imperfect me.