“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen
I read this quote a while back and was just thinking about it today. I think that right there is one of the basic lessons that life teaches us about relationships. How often has the misconception of a perfect relationship pushed us to break apart ones that we have?
It all goes back to the idea of perfection and if such a thing really even exists. I believe it does. I believe perfection is in the acceptance of the imperfections of others. And that is the epitome of love. We are not angels, we are not expected to be flawless. But when you become more forgiving, you begin to see the world through a whole different lens — one that expands your horizons, that does not limit you or constrict you to the shallowness of this world but rather helps you see past the thorns in a bush of beautiful roses. It helps you accept the rose with its thorns, just as humans cannot be human without their flaws.