What often frustrates and derails the spiritual student is the quandary of how to live all the things learned along the path. The purpose of this blog is not to ask anyone to change a belief but to help those who are intent in their pursuit of living in alignment with their beliefs to put those ideals into their real lives.
Monday, July 15, 2013
BEST VS PERFECTION
(This is being written in
response to questions and remarks initiated by the posting of “Convergence of
There seems to be some
confusion regarding “do your best” and “perfection”.So let’s discuss that a little bit.
I certainly did not mean to
imply that one should set out to be the world’s best/perfect anything – Olympic
champ, entrepreneur, corporate giant, mother/father, or anything else.I did mean that one should endeavor to do “your”
best at all times.It can often be that
the person who came in 10th place and did their best was more
successful than the person who came in 3rd and slacked off.This is NOT about being “perfect” or #1 in
all things.It IS about being present
and conscious in whatever you do and not doing anything by half-measures.
Although it is important to
do one’s best at whatever activity one is engaged in, the truer interpretation
of the previous writing is this – You at Your Best is an aspect of the Creator,
and it is THOSE aspects that have no quarter-sanction.There are no degrees of love, peace, joy,
kindness, allowing.(One either IS or is
NOT.)THOSE are the areas wherein it is
important to be YOU at YOUR BEST – the best defined here at the Spiritual Being
that you are.
I know the bar is high, but
then, who wants to aim low?