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December 16, 2011

Nobody’s Perfect?

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 8:16 am

How many times have you said or heard someone say, “Nobody’s perfect” or “I’m not perfect”?

I disagree. My claim is that everyone is perfect, yet no one is perfected.

I think of one of my favorite quotes from The Buddha: “Everything is as it should be.” Basically he is saying everything and everyone is perfect the way it is, because reality is perfection.

Every moment can only be the way it is – Perfect. The same is true with people. They can only be the way they are in this moment. Their behavior is perfect because it’s a reality.

We all have the same source material – the life force that animates us for a lifetime. This source material is perfect. It animates our bodies as long as they last. We have a hard time matching up to that level of perfection.

I believe it’s more accurate to say that no one is perfected. That means that no one lives up to their perfection. It doesn’t matter how smart we are or how gifted we are, we are not perfected. It’s the slice the baloney example in reverse. The saying goes, “No matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.” You never get down to one. On the flip side, you never get up to 10, (unless you were Bo Derek in the late 70s).

No one is perfected is a new way of looking at our potential. There is lots of room for growth; we just have to know that perfection is a possibility and that it exists. In fact, it exists in you right now.

You are already perfect. If you want to be perfected, you have to work towards it.

To get back to the perfection we are is not a matter of addition but subtraction. We spend a goodly part of our life adding things to ourselves in order to be perfect. The path to perfection is subtracting all the things we thought it took to be perfect. Subtraction is like the lunar rocket shedding stages until it reaches its core. When that happens, we are on our way.

Many of the beliefs and patterns that we have acquired stand in the way of getting back to our perfect self. It’s a matter of noticing the things that are standing in the way, and working on outgrowing their hold on our ability to return to perfection.

Noticing your patterns is the beginning of the subtraction process. Interrupting patterns, as you notice them running, puts you on a path to your perfection.

My guess is no one will get to perfection, but what if you could start shedding stages – You might not get all the way there but you may go far enough to take you over the moon.

 

All the best,

John

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