Imperfection and Compassion

The path to compassion begins by accepting that perfection is fantasy. Perfection is simply something that we imagine, an unattainable ideal that we project onto ourselves and others. Perfection is a false idea and a false ideal. It is our belief in perfection, for ourselves and others that sets us up to be disappointed when…

Practicing Toward Perfection

Failure brings us closer to perfection than waiting ever will. Not all ideas are meant to be brought to life, but if we are waiting for the perfect idea to present itself, under the perfect circumstances, with the perfect timing, we will create nothing. We will bring nothing new into the world. Whatever inspiration we…

Of Progress and Perfection

Strive for perfection, but settle for progress. Do not let yourself off the hook for your weaknesses and flaws, but do not be so hard on yourself when you fall off the path that it paralyzes you and prevents you from getting back on course. Be quick to admit your mistakes and adjust your bearing….