Perfection. It’s been somewhat of my theme for the year. This ideal of perfection, holds us back in our creative endeavours, our relationships, our goals, and our self-compassion. Perfection, very often is a shackle of fear. So as I look over my blog and social media for the year, here are some quotes I came across.
“It all does not need to be perfect.”
From the my post titled, to the blog posts I did not write. It’s this little poem which prompted me to look at my creative outlet a little less critical.
Eventually, I realized that the criticism in my internal chatter is not just limited to this blog. Neither is that of many other people.
“You are perfect to me”
Pink from the song Perfect, which I featured on my post 15 Motivational Songs to kick A**
“Underneath our perfect is where the true connection lie”
“Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful”
This little snippet of wisdom was smiling at me as I was walking past a coffee shop. I snapped the picture and posted it on Instagram.
In the post titled, how to overcome relationship disaster taught to us by bedtime stories, I explored this concept of expectation of perfection we have in our partners.
“Mister wrong, is not necessarily wrong because he is not perfect. He may be wrong because you have an unrealistic expectation”
I love this Jeffrey Allen quote on the matter:
“It’s so wonderful that people don’t have to be perfect to be perfect for each other”
“Sometimes it’s the flaws in life, which make life interesting.”
Admittedly, while the above quote does not actually have the word “perfect” in it you get the general idea that flaws are there when something is not perfect. This is the closing line on the post titled, sometimes flaws are beautiful, a look at the 2017 NaNo Poblano badge.
Often perfection is an unrealistic ideal, an expectation too heavy to carry. Sometimes it’s boring and dull. And sometimes, it is our own imperfect perception which is in error. Some things are perfect, just as they are – but we think they are not.
And sometimes a situation, person, thing, whatever may just be perfect for you – but not perfect for someone else. We are all unique beings. Why are we always looking for a uniform ideal?
This has been the 12th and last post for the 12 days of it does not need to be perfect, suitably ended with a post on perfection.
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Sarina often sat on the peaks of the dunes of Southern Africa watching the ocean tide drift in. A daydreamer, often dreaming up stories for lands somewhere over the rainbow. She is a mother, a wife, a blogger and an overall creative spirit. Above all, she is a human being.
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