Perfection lies in the imperfection.


Admit defeat.

Acknowledge faults. Have humility. Be gracious. If you have abundance, share some of it–there is always enough to go around if we decide there is—and you will feel fulfilled by doing so.

Understand true value.

Do not place blame or guilt. Particularly when the choices of others don’t exactly align with your own ideals. If you have the means to help the ones you love or those in need—do so.


Try for your hidden potential, which can mean risk, defeat and hardship—but can translate into wisdom, empowerment and strength of character. Be compassionate. Have sympathy. Be kind. Be gentle. Be vicious in the right context. Don’t be ignorant of the context. Walk in someone’s shoes even if they don’t fit your feet.

Share stories with a homeless man.

Dream. And don’t stop even if those dreams die, more will come. Find gratitude even when you feel none—in gratitude you find grace. Crying is cathartic; don’t be ashamed of it. Be aware that the person who just handed you a $5 bill, may have given you all they had left.

Sometimes you’re not good despite the way you feel you should be all the time.

Admit it out loud. Life is complicated, but life is beautiful. Don’t pretend it’s always beautiful simply for the solicitation of your own egoic appeasement. The same could be said if you solicit yourself a victim—two sides of one coin.

In hardship lies the birth of empathy. And empathy is a beautiful way to express love. Empathy allows you to relate. Sympathy allows you to comfort. Both are pertinent aspects to the bonds of authentic love.

Nurture this awareness within yourself.

Experience life. That’s why we have it. Don’t wait for tomorrow or “do it when.” “When” is not guaranteed, only “now” is. If you have “it”—use “it”. That’s what “it’s” there for. Nothing is “supposed” to be a certain way.

“Supposed” is a collective ideal that few have the luxury of obtaining. Reality is not ideal. Reality is: choice, consequence and opportunity. Make choices. Understand consequence and whatever variable of results may ensue. Never pass up an opportunity. In these things lay the building blocks of wisdom.

There is no such thing as good and bad.

There is only perception. Understand perspective. The world is a big place, but Jupiter is the size of one-thousand-three-hundred-and-seventeen Earths. Outer space is measureless. You are insignificant…but trust me: You are special. And all of us are special to someone. We all do the best we can…sometimes we walk alone for a while.

Sometimes we need each other.

And that is okay. The world was never yours to handle alone, so don’t be prideful in thinking that you can.

Cultivate love, for it is the stuff of Source.



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 {We need each other.}


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Kristi Stout

Kristi Stout

Kristi L. Stout is a loving spiritualist, inquisitive adventurer, and die-hard dreamer. She has been drawing and writing stories from the moment she could hold a pencil. The following is a compilation of various words, all of which Kristi dominantly associates with, but is not limited to: Lover. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Warrior. Goddess. Adventurer. Seeker. Poet. Do-er. Dreamer. Writer. Artist. Scientist. Existentialist. Spiritualist. Naturalist. Idealist. Realist. Unconventionalist. Tantrika. Romantica. Tears. Laughs. Defeat. Triumph. Ninja. Jedi. Unicorn. Queen. Servant. Soft. Hard. Sensual. Nurturing. Structured. Free. Challenging. Honest. Scotch-tape. Roses. Day-old cologne. Rain. The forest floor. Sand dunes. Black stallions. Silk. Aerial acrobatics. Emotion—every kind of emotion. You can find more of Kristi’s work here or connect with her on Facebook.


  • Vanessa commented on October 4, 2012 Reply
    Kristi I very much loved this <3 Thank you for sharing with us your beautifully truthful words on life!
    • Kristi Stout
      Kristi Stout commented on October 4, 2012 Reply
      Thank you dearly Vanessa! It means a lot to me that you enjoyed it. <3
  • Rebelle Society
    Rebelle Society commented on October 4, 2012 Reply
    Thank you Kristi! This was a beautiful and much needed read. Glad to have you.
    • Kristi Stout
      Kristi Stout commented on October 4, 2012 Reply
      Thank you Rebelle Society! I’m very happy to be here… sharing is one of my most favorite things! Thank you for providing that outlet. ALL LOVE.
  • Scot commented on June 14, 2014 Reply
    Thank you, Kristi. This is such an incredibly beautiful piece, and for me your best writing to date. Simple, direct, forceful, compassionate and intelligent, warmly so; it resonates perfectly as also being the stuff of Source!
  • Tet Gallardo commented on August 12, 2014 Reply
    Love it!!
  • Martina honour commented on August 27, 2015 Reply
    Wonderful, some wise words I needed to hear today (and many days I should think) x

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