Ripples v11.26: Messy, Not Perfect!
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Monday, July 6, 2009
Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist’s true friend.
…..We need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here…
-Anne Lamont, submitted by Heidi R., Dubuque IA
Perfectionism is NOT a quest for the best.
It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves,
the part that tells us that nothing we do
will ever be good enough–
that we should try again.
– Julia Cameron, submitted by Theresa W., Wisconsin
Life is a bit messy (trust me on this one). If you are dealing with a project or situation that is not going perfectly, I invite you to join me in allowing things be messy for a while. I’m not sure what happens next, but both Anne Lamont and Julia Cameron are truly wise women and I trust them enough to let perfectionism relinquish its icy grip on me….at least for the next few days.