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Not so perfect

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Today I am quoting the daily reflections because I could have written every word myself:

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People throw away what they could have
by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have,
and looking for it where they will never find it.

Edith Schaeffer

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Time and time again I felt like I was
suspended from two ropes, being flogged
for my imperfections. The tragic fact of
that vision was that I was the person
wielding the whip!

Before my eyes, heart and mind were
opened by the Twelve Steps and
Traditions, I sought perfection in
everything I attempted.

Ironically, I never sought perfection in
others and accepted that it was okay for
them to be human. However, seeking
perfection within myself became an
obsession tangled with the search for
self-acceptance. Needless to say, a
rainbow cannot be seen through closed
eyes, and I never found that which I
sought. Through the teachings of the
Twelve Steps, I have come to appreciate
that the beauty within myself is that I
am not perfect. Through my mistakes I
can grow, through my imperfections I can
find serenity and release from the


I will accept that I am perfectly
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    Great blog as usual, ful of insights you are. emoticon
    3388 days ago
    goog food for thought!
    3389 days ago
    That's really nice! I enjoyed reading that. I wanted to tell you also that I noticed on my friend feed that you joined the Tigger team. I sparkfriend, Debbie, a fellow Nebraskan is also on the team. You'll like her as she is alot of fun and very supportive.
    3390 days ago
    Nice..enjoyed th blog very much!!
    3391 days ago
    Great blog!
    3391 days ago
    Your blog could not have come at a more perfect time. Thank you.
    3391 days ago
    Oh my...thank-you for posting. I struggle with perfection although I'm making big strides in the right direction. For me, it's learning when "good" is truly good enough.
    3391 days ago
    I can see so much of myself in your blog, specially the part about seeking perfection in myself but excusing imperfection in others. Its taken me until recently to accept myself as I am, rather than wanting me to be a completely different person who never makes a mistake. The moment I reaised I had the right to be imperfect I suddenly began to like the person I really was, and I can remember that sudden feeling of having a huge burden lifted from my shoulders. Thank you for reminding me again of that feeling of relief found in knowing my best is all I can hope to achieve, not perfection.
    I would like to think I too am perfectly imperfect.
    Chris. emoticon
    3391 days ago
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