Through the years, love and acceptance broke the chain of self-bondage called perfectionism for me. To quote Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen, “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” You are pure love, mixed in with human flaws. These shortcomings stem from fear. Fear of following your dreams can make you procrastinate. Fear of not getting what you want can keep you from taking the risk of finding your courage. Fear of losing what you have can force you into greed or isolation. Instead, focus on Divine Love and tell the fear to pack its bags and go away. Fear is an empty pit and love is an open, infinite glow.