Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Perfection in the imperfect

Rhythm

Just where you are
that is the place to start.
                                             Pema Chodron


Perfection, by its own definition, requires nothing. 
It is a state of still silence. 
Imperfection, by human definition, requires molding, manipulation, modification.
It resides in the state of vibrancy and creation. 

This is where we all live and breathe. 

I imagine as a human, I'll achieve perfection as I release my last breath. As a being, I'm already there without the awareness that I am already there. This is the conundrum of human and beingness. 

For now, I follow the wisdom of Pema Chodron and embrace the imperfect-work-in-progress of my life. And I admit, I am not rushing towards perfection, in fact, I am moving towards it at a very, very slow pace.  


2 comments:

  1. These are lovely words to ponder. And yes, so true, we are all works in progress!

    The pursuit of perfection is futile, for it's impossible to achieve. I found that the underlying search for it in myself, was actually a search for something much deeper in my soul.

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