WHOLENESS, NOT PERFECTION.
When I hear something is perfect, I assume it’s flawless, without chips, scratches, or anything that mars it in any way. This also means, to me, that it has achieved some sort of a finished state. And, like most of us, I’ve wanted perfection in everything I do and experience, and most certainly in myself, my entire life. Sound familiar? I think “perfectionism” causes us to continually feel unsatisfied, not good enough, and critical of everything and everyone around us, because, of course, the human condition and experience is not perfect. Our human condition is ever changing, growing, releasing, and becoming…
When we speak of Perfection from a spiritual point of view, I believe a more accurate understanding of what it means is to view it as wholeness. Wholeness implies an inner integrity, without anything missing, like a whole pie, or a whole book, or a whole flower. Even here we can say, “but it’s not whole because a piece is missing.” Yet is it still not a pie even if someone has snitched a bite? And is it still not a book even if we don’t agree with its entire content? And is the flower still not sweetly fragrant even if it’s missing a petal?
Wholeness, from our Science of Mind point of view, is an essential reality, the essential nature of something or someone, even if the form is not “perfect.” A realization of our own Wholeness is what heals our sense that we are flawed or broken; it heals our sense of separation. Wholeness is our inner essence, our truest being, our spiritual nature, no matter what things looks like on our outside. This month we explore and embrace our wholeness and see it out-picturing as joy and fulfillment in our life.