It’s easier to accept imperfections in others than in ourselves.
The most enlightened among us resist spiritual growth, even when we know it’s for the best. We all experience bouts of pettiness and moments of self-doubt and cowardice. It’s normal to feel jealous of other people’s good fortune, and lash out at loved ones at inopportune times. It may not be pretty, but it’s human nature.
Sometimes people are tempted to hide or deny their mistakes, but to do so is counterproductive. Recognizing and accepting your flaws will give you a more accurate understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, which you can then use to optimize your performance.
But keep in mind that knowing a flaw is different than dwelling on it. Always look for chances to right the wrongs you’ve committed in the past. Then spend the rest of your time focusing on your virtues.
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