Is every moment perfect?
What it looks like sometimes:
My boss just told me they’re outsourcing my work and I’m out of a job.
That total hottie I’ve taken out on four dates says she just wants to be friends.
The cells look pre-cancerous. We’re going to have to operate.
Awesome. I was hoping this would come with getting older…
…said no one, ever.
In case you didn’t notice, the bold/italicized inner responses above are facetious. Let’s face it: no one’s that enlightened.
We’ve probably heard that thing of: every moment is perfect.
It’s not perfect because it is steering you away to something better… which is a common answer, or offering, when a friend’s sh** hits the fan. “On to bigger and better, babe!”
It’s supposed to be consoling, but usually that salve falls short.
The reason it’s perfect is because Life is teaching us a lesson; it’s giving us an opportunity to grow. Or to heal. Which is kind of the same thing. One just sounds slightly lovelier.
Michael Singer says it succinctly in the Untethered Soul:
“If you truly want to grow spiritually, you’ll realize that keeping your stuff is keeping you trapped. Eventually you’ll want out, at any cost. You will then realize that life is actually trying to help you. Life is surrounding you with people and situations that stimulate growth. You don’t have to decide who’s right or wrong. You don’t have to worry about other people’s issues. You only have to be willing to open your heart in the face of anything and everything, and permit the purification process to take place. When you do this, the first thing you’ll see is that situations will unfold that hit your stuff. But, in truth, that’s exactly what has been happening your entire life. The only difference is that now you see it as a good thing because it’s an opportunity to let go.”
Our perception frames our perfection.
Our greatest opportunity towards perfection is shifting our perception.
Not to: there’s something better than this. (Although at times + often, that is true.)
But to: this is FOR me.
Life is perfect, because at every moment, the Universe is giving us precise divine information (and intervention) on what we need to know for our next step of evolution.
It’s ALWAYS, always, right there in front of us. With our answers inside of us. The choice we get to make is, how quickly do we let go into that perfection?
The alignment of those two things: choice of perception + surrender to the now, will show us just how perfect it all can be. And as it’s said: practice makes perfect.
What if the next time something “hit our stuff,” we just chose to “let it be”? Not “let it be” as in, excuse bad behavior, or not have proper boundaries, but let it be as in: here’s what’s happening inside me, and maybe I don’t like it right now, but it is here for me.
Here’s the thing we’ve perceived wrong this entire time:
perfection is not about control; it’s about surrender.
This goes against everything we’ve been taught as in our type-A, control freak, “just do it”, masculine dominated world, thus far in this lifetime. That’s why we need each other. To remind each other.
“It’s ok babe. I got you. It’s ok to just let go.”
On the other side of that surrender, lies our perfection.