I know many people who have had the experience of hating how they look in photographs, only to discover years later in looking at those snapshots again that they looked wonderful! The difference is merely one of perspective. We are so hard on ourselves in the now. What if we stopped seeking personal growth and self-improvement, and tried to relax and just like ourselves as we already are? What might life be like then? Perhaps instead of stalling as we might fear, we would actually discover that the path to enlightenment isn't found by striving, but rather by seeing the perfection in what already exists.