“Who me?” You ask. “Yes, you.” I say.

But I can hear you now… “look at my life… how could you say this is perfect?” I’m not saying that the current events in your life are exactly what you desire.

“Look at this body, this weight, the state of health… how could you say this is perfect?” I’m not saying that the current state of your physical body is exactly what you desire.

“Look at my relationships… my love life is not perfect… my friendships are dysfunctional… my children are out of control… I have issues with my parents… how could you say this is perfect?” I’m not saying that the current state of your relationships is exactly what you desire.

“Look at my job, my career… I’m not making enough money… I’m not doing what I love… I feel like I don’t get to express myself at work… they don’t appreciate me at my job… how could you say this is perfect?” I’m not saying that the current state how you express work in your life is exactly what you desire.

“Look at this habit I can’t shake… look at this behavior that seems to control me… look at this aspect of myself that I’m ashamed to talk about, because it embarrasses me so… how could you say this is perfect?” I’m not saying that the current state of your personal behaviors is exactly what you desire.

I’m not saying it is you look out upon the life out there in the physical world and compare it to your inner desires for what you visualize as the highest possibilities for your life that you don’t see some gap, some out picturing that is less than what you know is possible. The fact that your life, and the world around you is not exactly what you would like it to be, what you feel in your heart it can be, doesn’t make you any less perfect.

Then what am I saying when I say, “you are perfect”?

What I’m saying is that inside you, there is a spiritual essence that has always existed and will always exist that is perfect. That essence is the truth about you, not your life out there. That essence is perfect. Perfection is not measured by events out there in the world, although that is the common belief. Perfection is your birthright.

So when I say you’re perfect… I’m not commenting on your physical state, any behavior you’ve exhibited, or the current state of events in your life. I’m talking about something deeper and greater than your physical life experiences. I’m talking about the ultimate truth of your being. You carry within you a perfection. You were born with it. In moments of stillness, it speaks to you. It calls to you to express yourself at your highest possibilities.

You are perfect. Are you living from that perfection?

Mark

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Check out all of Mark Gilbert’s books—available at Amazon. Click here to visit his Author Page. This includes his recent one Our Spiritual Rights and Responsibilities. In this book, he offers what he suggests are the 5 basic rights we all possess by virtue of our being these spiritual beings on planet Earth — and our 2 responsibilities we all hold in relation to one another! Check it out!