Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect

In trying to be perfect we only fail ourselves,

For we forget to realise,

That it’s in our simple imperfectness;

We’re perfect just as we are

It’s when we begin to stop questioning;

Accepting all as it is,

Where all is whole and one;

All becomes perfect ❤

~ M. L Adams

Look to this day


Look to this day
For it is life, the very life of life
In its brief course lie all the verities
And the realities of your existence;
The bliss of growth;
The splendour of beauty;
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision:
But today well lived
Makes every yesterday
A dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope,
Look well therefore to this day!

~ Kalidasa ~

The Ability to Transform Anything


There is always something we can learn from any situation, however tough it might be, in fact the tougher it is the more I believe we can learn and transform from it. As long as we’re open to all there is to learn the gifts then have the potential to be endless. This year has been a particularly challenging one for me personally, however I know always that everything can be turned around and that every difficulty has an equally, if not greater benefit.

Sometimes things happen that are entirely out of our control or at least at first, things that go entirely against what we have planned or expected, however we always have a choice in how to respond. This  I believe to be the greatest power we have, the ability to choose, to choose what we will focus on, on what we can do, on the difference we can make; this is what enables us to transform anything.

Any of you who has been through a difficult situation and allowed it to strengthen you instead of weaken you will know and understand this power that you have. At first in any situation it is natural to feel challenged, this is where we then have the choice to change our perception and this is where we can take our power back and transform the situation.

Whatever happens in our environment or from others towards us, may not be of our choosing but our response, when we are conscious of it, always is. As long as we remember to use this knowledge when and wherever possible, we will have the power to overcome anything and turn what was difficult in to something beautiful. The following poem is written from this purpose;


Every difficulty can be an opportunity,

Every struggle can be a strength,

It is what you choose to focus on

That will really get you through anything

To a place where you thought you would never be,

To a place where your more than you’ve ever been

~ M. L Adams

Much of my poetry is written from this belief of the possibility to transform any situation in to something positive no matter what happens. This is  a knowing I have had for as long as I can remember and one that has strengthened throughout my Buddhist practice over the last 7 years.

No matter how dark or difficult something may seem it will always hold within it something really powerful for your life. Seek to turn it around, to transform the situation and you can only become far wiser and stronger from it. ❤

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