You have to accept your imperfections because they are real and they are an integral part of you, if you desire perfection, accept your imperfections as well.
There is an old Chinese saying, “Knowing others is wise, knowing yourself is wise”. Indeed, knowing others seems to be an easy thing, knowing oneself is difficult, so it is even more precious. Many times, our unhappiness stems from not being able to “understand ourselves”.
Knowing yourself is knowing where your right position is. Don’t be arrogant and don’t belittle yourself. If you think too much about yourself, the goals you set are often difficult to achieve, you will fall into a state of loss and self-doubt; If you underestimate your strength, the goals you set are too easy to achieve, and you will lose the achievements you have achieved.
Knowing yourself is knowing who you are. In life, the hardest thing to do is to be yourself, and the premise to become yourself is to recognize yourself. If you’re sure you’re doing what you want, you don’t have to worry about other people’s eyes and opinions, and you don’t have to care about being greeted with flowers or being mocked.
Your own happiness and peace is not in the eyes of others!
When you realize yourself, you will no longer be lost because of it. Whatever decision you make will make you happy. Knowing yourself is knowing what you are doing.
If you think you’re fat, you should lose weight,
if you think your knowledge is limited, you should study,
if you want to see the world, you should go far,
if you want love, you should give it away,
If you find your mind is still selfish and narrow, you should be generous.
when you are tired, you rest, take a nap, or sleep well…
You know who you are, what you want to do, and who you want to be, so you plan, design, and create your own life.
Knowing yourself is all about loving yourself, accepting yourself, and changing yourself. Your life is a novel, you are the main character in this novel, at the same time you are the director, you can arrange it well and act well. You have to accept your imperfections because they are real and they are an integral part of you, if you desire perfection, accept your imperfections as well. Of course, acceptance doesn’t mean selectively tolerant and forgiving, but changing what can be changed, making up for the shortcomings, making amends to make yourself better. This is also a good thing.
If you know yourself, your heart will not go astray, if you know yourself, you can find the direction of life. Only when you know yourself well can you live your own life well; Knowing yourself, you can achieve the realm you want. Knowing yourself is a kind of happiness.
The Buddha has a saying worth remembering: Knowing others is intelligent – Knowing yourself is Enlightenment – The realm of intelligence is much lower than enlightenment!!