Perfection in the Making
When I have an expectation about an outcome that I believe would be perfect and it doesn't end that way, is the ending imperfect or was my expectation perfectly imperfect? Interesting!
What is perfection anyway? As defined, perfection is 'the condition, state or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects'. Perfection is a state not a static thing.
As a 20-year old, perfection to me was the job, the house, the car, the boyfriend, the clothes, etc. It was such a cultural indoctrination of the material world that gave me 'value' and thus I believed that in order to be fully happy & prosperous and live a joy-filled perfect life, I needed those things. Wow, what a wild ride that was.... and so many lessons about myself and life along the way.
When I was 30 or even 40 years old, what I believed to be perfect for me and my life is very different than what I believe now. As I grow and heal old patterns and beliefs, I have let go of what I thought would make my life perfect. As I change – my grip on 'perfection' has as well.
As I mature, what truly resonates for me in my heart has changed as well. Perfection is a dynamic ideal for me and I am willing to believe (most of the time) that life is perfectly imperfect – that I am perfectly imperfect and that is more than enough.
My desire to move towards perfection keeps me on my toes and active in my life. It's not all rainbows and sunshine ... Some days, I still ride the roller coaster of perfection.
What about you and your life? Are there areas where you struggle to be perfect? Are there areas where you can accept perfectly imperfect?
Nothing is perfect and everything is – can you accept that both these statements are true?