Perfect As You Are

It has taken me a long time to start blogging. I have had many self-doubts and saboteur voices: you won’t be interesting, you aren’t a good writer, nobody will read this anyways, you won’t be relevant, and more. And, I am remembering one of my essential views: we are all perfect, as we are.

So I am here now writing this blog, coming from this belief: what I say in this blog is perfect as it is, just as I am as a person, just as you are who is reading this.

As I say in my Twitter feed, don’t let your mind tell you otherwise: you are inherently whole, unbroken, wise, and creative. My fear around blogging is a small manifestation of the primal fear I have in life: that I will be judged, and rejected, at every opportunity unless I am super cautious. This has been an exhausting way of relating to my life, always anxious that I am going to “blow it” or “drop the ball” or hurt others in some way – all of this being self-reflexive, that I won’t be accepted for who I am, how I am.

I am writing this post, my first, as a practice in letting go of this grasping need to be accepted in what I project to be other people’s terms. The truth I hold is that we all accept each other naturally, and it is the confusions of our mind that tell us otherwise, which we so often follow. I know fundamentally, and am choosing to believe, that what I write here and now has no reflection on my essential value as a person, a living being. In fact, these words may inspire some of you to validate your own self-view and way of relating to yourself or others (that would make me really happy).

Thank you for reading this, and I am commiting to continuing to practice this self belief, that I am perfect as I am, and that you and all other beings are as well. I will be sharing what is coming up for me that I hope will in some way be helpful, useful, and inspiring for you.


  1. THANK YOU, for your insight, it sure did make me feel Bette of myself, at this early morning , in time, especially for me to read, since, I always believe, that I’m not as good as everyone else is! Thank you again and I hope tohear from you again!

  2. Amaury Lainé

    Well done for this first article Brandon!

    I can fully relate to your fear of blogging, but every time that this fear to fail or to be rejected grasps me, I concentrate on one wise quote from Mike Horn: “Follow the hope of success rather than the fear of failure!”

    Can’t wait to read another post from you!


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