“In a perfect world, one we’ve never known, we would never need to face the world alone.” Kovu & Kiara (Lion King 2)
In a perfect world, one we’ve never known,
we would never need to face the world alone,
They can have the world, we’ll create our own,
I may not be brave or strong or smart,
But somewhere in my secret heart…
What would your perfect world look like? Is it idealism that makes us seek perfection? Instead of spending time worrying about perfection, it would be best to get on with living life, managing our flaws, and respecting each other’s imperfections. What prompted my interest in this topic? I’ve been fighting with myself to handle the blog better even as I battle health matters… with shifting schedules and priorities. The perfectionist in me wants all the LEGO bits to fall into place and fit, whilst the realist in me knows that even when the Dominoes tiles fall, one can start over; that is life. We need to stop being so hard on ourselves and on each other. We do the best we can and honor the rest in due time. Perfection is not a requirement for life. True.
♥In a perfect world, having a blog assistant/virtual secretary would be great.
I know, love will find a way,
Anywhere I go, I’m whole, If you are there beside me,
Like dark, turning into day,
Somehow we’ll pull through, now that I’ve found you, love will find a way…
“All that attention to the perfect lighting, the perfect this, the perfect that, I find terribly annoying.” Meryl Streep
“The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.” Eugene Delacroix
If we would stop for a moment and consider the wisdom in Anna Quindlen’s book “Being Perfect,” we might become less inclined to torture ourselves with guilt and just get on with the art of embracing who we are and where we are; quirks, warts, foibles and all… We are perfect as we are and perfectly blessed for who we are. In one part of her book, Anna suggests that we look carefully at how we spend our time and ask ourselves why we make certain choices. The answer she encourages us to have, and we had better believe it honestly and unequivocally, is that our daily choices are made: “Because they are what I want, or wish for. Because they reflect who and what I am. . . .” Is that truly how we face our daily plan of action? If not, why not?
♥In a perfect world, all our actions would be relevant, pure, productive and beneficial for us and others.
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine de Saint Exupery
I was so afraid, now I realize
Love is never wrong, and so it never dies,
There’s a perfect world shining in your eyes,
And if only they could feel it too,
The happiness I feel with you they’d know…
“To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” Confucius
“To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.” Walt Whitman
We learn to appreciate the miracle of life more when we have come close to losing it… Good health is a blessed gift, however, when we struggle with ill-health, it teaches us to become compassionate, patient, grateful, and perhaps more forgiving of the reactions and behavior of others. Nature is composed of many perfect parts; on land, sea, air, from plant life to animal and human life, and all thrive in varying degrees of strength and beauty. We depend on each other to sustain our world and keep the chain of life flowing. If we could find ways to practice the five qualities or virtues Confucius mentioned above, it would not only revolutionize our lives but also our perception of the world and all in it.
♥In a perfect world, each of us would practice the five virtues; gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. Always more below… 😉
“Everything is perfect in the universe – even your desire to improve it.” Wayne Dyer
Love will find a way,
Anywhere we go, we’re whole, If we are there together,
Like dark, turning into day,
Somehow we’ll pull through, now that I’ve found you, love will find a way
I know love will find a way…
“If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.” Jesus Christ
“A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.” Gautama Buddha
Our family cat, Tangy, loves us equally, and is often oblivious to the flurry of activity in our household. He is steady in his love and trusts us implicitly. He has a home, expects to be fed, cuddled, and entertained often. His world is perfect even though he can’t go outside and play with the neighborhood cats. There is beauty in his approach. His surrender to his circumstance and acceptance of his loving environment is enough. We could all learn a lot from our pets about perfection, perception and compassion. We need all three and the freedom to just be without worrying so much about propriety… People are far more forgiving and understanding than we give each other credit for… Thank you for your patience.
♥In a perfect world, all pets would be immortal… and all humans would be lovable.
What are your thoughts? What would your perfect world look like? Is it idealism that makes us seek perfection? If you could choose 3 things in a perfect world, what would you choose? Do share! Thank you. 😉
This post was inspired by a prompt from SoulPancake: In A Perfect World… Quick and easy: Describe your perfect world in 10 words or less.
Positive Motivation Tip: Perfection is a state of mind, embrace your flaws and stand tall.
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