February 18, 2016

What if I Believed I was Perfect, Whole and Complete? {Poem}


I have heard the words “perfect,” “whole,” and “complete” countless times on my journey towards self-discovery and healing.

From the work of Louise Hay to Wayne Dyer to cognitive behavioral therapists to Kundalini yoga classes and meditation workshops.

The phrase kept coming up for me.

“You are perfect, whole and complete—just as you are.”

“All you need is within because you are already perfect, whole and complete. Nothing is lacking.”

“You are whole, perfect, and good Kundalini.”

As I grew older, I became increasingly interested in definitions; what does a word mean to the writer or speaker? More importantly, what does it mean to me?

Enter in the poem below, it’s my way to make sense of, not only, the words but, also, how they would look being put into action in daily life.


To be Perfect, Whole, and Complete

I would stop trying to fill the void and know I was enough.

I would stop fearing the emptiness and find safety in the stillness.

I would stop comparing, because, I am content within.

I would no longer need to use food, alcohol, drugs and people in order to feel secure.

I would no longer fear the rejection from you, which would confirm my inferiority.

I would no longer seek a change from external sources, as I know my personal power within.

I would see myself in others and celebrate the things we share.

I would see the beauty in you and see it as a mirror of the good in me.

I would see myself as I am and embrace the imperfections and flaws.

I would choose to act from love, instead of allowing fears to run the show.

I would choose to feel alive from within and be at peace with what is.

I would choose to be at peace with whatever thoughts, emotions and situations arise.

I would accept my current reality without judgement and attachment.

I would accept the dark and hidden corners of my soul.

I would accept my past, embrace my present and no longer worry about the future.

All this sounds, so very, bittersweet

Oh, to be Perfect, Whole, and Complete.


Relephant Read:

What if? {Poem}


Author: Kourtney Mei

Assistant Editor: Elizabeth Brumfield/ Editor: Caitlin Oriel

Photo: Brooke Cagle/Unsplash

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