Being Human is Messy

Being human is tricky. We are inherently messy creatures – “perfectly imperfect.”

This year I give thanks for humanness. I spent the first half of my life in denial, completely overlooking the imperfections of others. Pollyanna? Unequivecally yes.

For most of the second half I roamed around in the clouds seeking the perfection of spiritual ideals, which of course is impossible unless you want to completely avoid relationships:)

For the rest of my life I hope to embrace the messiness of my humanity and of those around me. I’m still an idealist and have a clear vision of the inherent potential in all people and situations, but instead of clinging to the ideal, I now choose to relax into what is, knowing that the essence shines forth regardless of the form.

So this Thanksgiving I’m going to eat Turkey and try not to think about how it was raised. I’m going to let my belly bulge with the pride of being a true Kingsley;) And I’m going to practice forgiveness – giving forth regardless of what is given to me, knowing that I will practice it imperfectly.

God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving.

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  1. I love the perspective of looking at humanity as being flawed. This blog speaks truth, which to me is not glorifying or sugarcoating the way we are. We falter and make mistakes, and to think otherwise, we lead a life of complete disappointment. I will embrace the truth, and know that falling down is not failure, it is just a way for me to see myself and the world we live in better.

    This is a great blog for me going into the holiday. I will be lighter by forgiving the imperfections of myself and others.

    Thank you Kimberly for the gift of wisdom and compassion that I can feel coming from your words.

    Comment by Anonymous — November 22, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

  2. Thank you! I appreciate you heartfelt comments. I’m blessed indeed;)

    Comment by kkingsley — November 22, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

  3. nice honesty there and tremendous insight. such a lovely gift to admire the humanness in all. Much Love, M

    Comment by Michelle — November 24, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

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