Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pearls of Perfection

All through history different cultures have had some belief about perfection in imperfection. For the Native American it was adding an intentional mistake to their weaving or sand painting. The Amish would add a “Humility Block” to their quilts. The Japanese had the philosophy of Wabi Sabi; nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.

This was a profound discovery to me while I was searching for my true self. I had always been raised that perfection without flaw was the only worthwhile goal. In my mind nothing could be further from the truth. Now I believe in pursuing excellence not perfection.

It is only in appreciating the imperfect in life that we find true and everlasting beauty.
A perfect oyster does not form a pearl!

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