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Love for Imperfect Things

Love for Imperfect Things

by Haemin Sunim


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Accepting Yourself

In a world striving for perfection, Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim's wisdom shows us how only by accepting ourselves and the flaws which make us who we are, can we create compassionate and fulfilling relations with o...


Its ok to have flaws.

How could we have lived our lives clean and untarnished like a blank sheet of paper?

Instead of living a life doing nothing for fear of making a mistake, choose a life that improves through the f...


No matter how good and how much you love a relationship, inevitably it will change over time.

A close friend may move to another city, or a family member may pass away.

Your circumstances too can and will change.


Listening is an act of love.

If you come across somebody difficult for you, remind yourself of the following:

  • Just like me, they need to support their family.


Its best for two people to be equally drawn to eachother. When one person likes the other too intensely, soon enough, it can become scary, burdensome and annoying.

We find love and purpose in life


After a negative experience, be wary of thoughts which make life seem worse than it is.

Say 'so what?' to the nervous and inferior part of your self. Once you acknowledge the insecurities, you will find the...


The biggest victim of your own hatred is you, if you continue to hate somebody that you feel deserves your hatred.

'The deeper the valley of hatred grows, the more it comes to feel like you are tra...


5 ways to clear your thoughts and find peace in the present:

  1. Close your eyes and breathe deeply 10 times.
  2. Close your eyes and listen to music ...


Do you find yourself saying to loved ones 'If you love me, can't you change for me?' That is not love. Loves true face is acceptance and freedom, not restriction and control.

Even if someone I helped in the past, or I expected greatness from, causes me grave harm, may I consider him my greatest teacher.

Silence is deep as Eternity, speech is shallow as Time.

True freedom is being without anxiety about imperfection.

Just as I wish for a swift end to my suffering, I also pray for others to quickly recover from their pain 🙏

When you hesitate to forgive someone, I pray you find the compassionate gaze inside you, as we all face our personal demons 🌟

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