In the song, “All of Me,” sung by John Legend, the listener is taken on a journey of a captivating and all-consuming love. A love that recognizes that in this human world we are not perfect, however in our imperfections there is still something flawless about that too.
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
In the walk of awakening, we kindle our remembrance of what truly makes us perfect. It lies beyond the human experience while at the same time is woven throughout it. We are human, we are privy to foibles and silly mistakes. It is what we signed up for, to witness that our errors can never dampen our Light.
The real irony is how it is the smallest of instances that tend to trip us up: we get mad over truly nothing at all, we fixate on something we have no control over, and usually, “make a mountain out of a molehill.” At the end of one’s life, he or she often states how there was really nothing to worry about after all and that life has worked out absolutely perfect. One can look back on the journey and note that there was always an immaculate purpose present, even in what seemed like a sometimes blemished existence.
Often, part of the irony is that we are just here trying to get it right. Thus, in the awakening process, one must come to terms with his or her level of “perfectionism.” We all have a touch of it and it is most likely showing its face in one way or another, as there is even a tendency to want to do the awakening process perfectly. A process we can’t get wrong, yet we still worry about getting it right.
Once one arouses from years of slumber, there is still a small fear that one will backslide or will continue to make the same mistakes. Let us all save ourselves some time and energy and just say, yes, that will happen but only until we learn to love all the foibles one can make in the human experience. Can we love all our perfect imperfections?
Life is a series of tests, one after the other. We will continue to be given such tests until we can fully live the answer, which is always the same for each trial that arises, Just Love. We are not given tests in life to prove what we don’t know, they are a means of proving what we do, which is that everything is an invitation to Love. Each time the voice of the critic arrises to point out our human flaws, it is an opportunity to love that too. Everything, even our inner dialogue is a call for more and more love.
The song, “All of Me,” can be about love in human relationships but it can also be a song dedicated to oneself, the most special relationship of all. That soft voice inside of you that wants to do this journey so perfect, just wants love. Foibles will happen. Silly, and what seems like huge, mistakes will occur. But if you abide in the Love that is within you, if you give your ALL to It, It will give Its ALL to you, showing you the Light of your divinity, even in the imperfections.
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh oh
Walking in Miracles isn’t about getting each step correct, it is about simply loving each step. That is the miracle. It is loving whatever dialogue arises within in and whatever displays itself in the landscape around you. Everything is touched by pure perfection. It can never not be so. Thus, Love All Of You. See the perfection that lies in the imperfection. Namaste.