Be Authentically You

I challenge anyone to do a better job of being you than you do

Maintaining grace amidst incongruities, complexities, and the insults of life

Is worthy of praise

Mistakes, regrets, challenges—

We all have them

We are all 

Veritable ripples on the pond

Manifestations of transience and imperfection

Creation is much more interesting than perfection would allow

There are infinite causes for suffering

But so too are there causes for joy

The beauty is in the shape of your dance

The strokes on your canvas

The timbre of your melody

The generosity of your love—

The most fragrant, vibrant wildflowers will grow

When a slope is left to its own devices

When you release yourself from the expectation of perfection

Your most beautiful version of yourself can emerge