Celebrities and the media inundate us with images of perfection that they want us to believe we should strive for. They want us to believe that the way they look, feel, and believe are the way that everybody should if they’re “normal.” The thing is, they’re actually the fiction, and we live in reality. Real people don’t have 2-4 hours a day to work out with professional trainers. They don’t have maids, chefs, and lawn services to keep their home looking perfect and fully stocked at all times. They don’t have nannies for the kids, financial advisors to pay the bills, or a team of advisors to tell them what they should do in every situation.
Real people are responsible for thinking and doing for themselves. They’re responsible for making the best decisions, and for dealing with the rewards and consequences of those decisions. We live our only the Holy Spirit to guide us. And really, that’s the best advisor we can have. More voices confuse you, anyway. Eventually, people disagree. They change their minds. Circumstances change. The unexpected happens. Then what? How do you deal unless you’re used to thinking and doing for yourself? Only Spiritual guidance is equipped to handle the shifts and turns of life in this world.
Life isn’t perfect, and neither are people. Real people live with limited time, limited finances, and limited options. We have schedules and budgets and priorities and preferences. The sooner we get comfortable with some fat, some mess, some disorganization, then the sooner we find peace in the imperfection that makes up everyday life.
Finding peace is really the key. Once you come to terms with the reality of your life, then you learn to not only make the best of it, but to grow where you’re planted. Your “normal” can be better if you commit to doing the best with what you’ve got. And as you do that, you discover yourself, and find the boldness to express it as you live with the blessings you’ve got.
Don’t strive for unattainable goals. We’ve seen the mighty fall too many times to be fooled into believing those media images of perfection are real. Live the life you have, and you’re one step closer to knowing who you truly are.
That’s all today. Take care, and have a wonderful week/weekend.