Day 5 Week 4 – Not Trying To Be Perfect Anymore

At a younger age, I pursued perfection. Thinking it was the ideal goal and the target of my efforts.

Palmer Parker’s point about the wholeness (in today’s reblog) echos the sentiment of an older me.  The world, and by extension our life, is not perfect.  In fact I recognize now  that most things in life are not black-and-white but gray.

Seems to me the concept of wholeness is more fitting.  It is inclusive, appropriate, and embracing (e.g. good and bad, perfect and not so perfect, and transition in between).  Wholeness reflects the world we live and the hope for potential growth.

What is your view on perfection?


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Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. Knowing this gives me hope that human wholeness — mine, yours, ours — need not be a utopian dream, if we can use devastation as a seedbed for new life.

Parker Palmer

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