It is obvious from all of our childhood comic book heros like Superman, Superwoman and the X-Men, that we all wish to have super powers and become perfect human beings, just like these superhuman caricatures.
However, the only reason we do not believe it is possible to become a Superman or a Superwoman is because we THINK there is something INHERENTLY WRONG with us which we spend our entire lives trying to FIX, either through worldly activities like parties, drinking, drugs, or even through spiritual activities like meditation, yoga, prayer. The side-effects may be different but the disease is the same – the disease of trying to fix ourselves constantly in order to feel ‘OK’ or ‘normal’ again.
We lead ourselves to believe that, “of course we have to fix ourselves, because nobody is perfect!” and “we all have weaknesses, emotions and habits which we cannot overcome”. Both of these are lies which we have led ourselves to believe.
The truth is very hard to accept: each of us are already perfect as we are, without needing to change a single thing about ourselves
It’s one of those lovely paradoxical situations where as soon as you truly, whole heartedly accept and take on this above statement, then suddenly you will find yourself transform in an instant. The things which you thought were weaknesses or things you needed to change, automatically are transformed and no longer become limitations in your character – often they transform into your greatest strengths.
Accepting this statement TRULY does also give rise to super powers inside of you which shall help you in your path.
Stop trying to fix yourself through ANY means – only a person who is sick tries to fix themselves. A person who is healthy has no need for a fix, they already know they are healthy and need no medicine. Often the trap ‘spiritual’ people fall into is using meditation or yoga or prayer to fix themselves – but then they are no different to the alcoholics, junkies or socialites all who are trying to fix themselves because they think something is wrong which they must bring into balance.
Read this meditative poem:
You are perfect as you are even with all of your biological needs for food and sex
You are perfect as you are even with all of your emotional needs for having people around you, for wanting to feel loved, for feeling that your are somebody significant
You are perfect as you are even with all of your sexual desires, anger, greed, attachment and ego, there is nothing wrong with any of these emotions
You are perfect as you are even with all of those ‘bad’ habits which you cannot seem to break
You are perfect as you are even with all of your insecurities, fears and challenges
You are perfect as you are even with all of your imbalances, diseases and illnesses
You are perfect as you are even with all of your unluckiness, untidiness and ugliness
You are perfect as you are even with all of your complaints, criticisms and blocks
Read this quote:
“Gurbani was not designed for the sick, it was designed for the Sikh”
By Guru’s Grace – 05-09-2011
The meditation and quote above does not mean that a person who is sick cannot pray or gain benefit from reading the words of the Guru, it means that you can only truly understand the words of the Guru when you stop fixing yourself, and understand the who you were, who you have always been, who you are now and who you will continue to be in the future is perfect – because ultimately we are God masquerading as ourselves in the guise of a human body.
So LET IT GO! LET IT GO! LET IT GO! You’re PERFECT as you are, accept yourself as being a perfect being.