I am an optimist, and so much of what drives me is a desire to be ‘my best’. I am OK with my best not being perfect, but I strive nonetheless. So when I focus on mistakes or weaknesses, the intention is to improve myself.
While I feel immense satisfaction and a boost to my esteem at a personal achievement, it is short-lived, onto the next fault to fix. I do hold myself to certain standards and unfortunately I can place these judgements on others as well.
Today’s meditation helped me to consider the level of expectations I have on myself and others, to see past flaws and appreciate more of the genuine good.