I found this quote, "Thank GOD , I am perfectly imperfect" on the wall at the bar when I was twenty years old. I still remember how hard my heart pounded and how I almost cried. I was still a girl, and I hated myself and hated the world.
I learned how to smile, studied philosophy and buddhism, and became a yoga teacher. I practiced hard because I wanted to be happy perfectly. I thought, "I should be happy because I study and practice so hard." The more I practiced, the more disappointed I became with my imperfection. I forbade myself to feel negative emotions. I ignored them, but they were still there. For a long time, I always smiled as if to say, "I am happy". I believed that people would never trust me again if they knew my anxiety.
Now I allow myself to get upset, be lazy or stupid, to go nuts and act like a bitch sometimes.... I am perfectly imperfect. I am here for you just like you are here for me. We are equally beautiful and in agreement. I am here for you because you are my teacher and you are me.