Forget Your Perfect Offering


Photo credit: Less than perfect


Some cultures have a tradition of purposefully including imperfections in their handiwork with the idea that anomalies add a unique human essence to the work. Navaho rug weavers would include a "spirit pathway" as seen in the picture. They believed that part of the weaver's being was entwined in the rug.


A mindful self-compassion practice of kindness can be helpful when you find that you are expecting perfection and discover that you are human!

Here's your practice:


Enjoy my favorite lines from Leonard Cohen's song, "Anthem" after your meditation. It reads like a poem.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in