Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Living Deliberately: Create Your Own Perfection

What is perfection? Its meaning can be different to different people. Some take perfection to mean meeting the expectations set through traditions, cultures and religions. Some take perfection to be of certain physical embodiment according to family and societal standards. Some take perfection to mean doing and experiencing things that makes them happy. So what is your meaning of perfection?

Perfection means acceptance and when you create your own perfection – that’s your acceptance where you release all judgments over yourself and start loving you 100%.

It is hard and draining to find your own perfection when you continually strive to meet other people’s expectations. Whatever benchmark you are trying to attain is never your own and in such situations, you are best described to be living your life not for you, but instead for someone else. Can you honestly deem yourself to be happy with such a rigid life?

As Anna Quindlen said, “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”

Acceptance is achievable when you stop comparing as life is never a contest but an experience to be learned and share. The fact of the matter is that there is no standard for perfection. Whatever that had been expected of you is merely an illusion conditioned onto you since your formative years right into adulthood. Let go of this illusion and life will be perfect wherever you are at the moment.

When you create your own perfection, you start to live a more deliberate existence by honoring your own feelings, wants and desires. What others expect of you is immaterial as you give attention to yourself minus the guilt. You start to become more passionate at what you are doing, more motivated and inspired as you begin to achieve your own benchmarks. You will soon notice that your happiness has changed its course to flow from the inside out. Wouldn’t this make a more awesome existence?

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