A Rose Smells Better than a Cabbage
Many of us along our paths of personal growth are perfectionists who have been brought up to believe in nothing other than the ideal. When we fall away from perfection, we plunge from the heights of idealism to the depths of misery and self-abuse.
We can do better by being less “perfectionistic”. When we can show and accept our real strengths and defects we get a whole new perspective on ourselves and a true sense of balance. We learn to be flexible and to appreciate the diversity of life (even the humble cabbage).
Even if I don’t especially like cabbage soup, I can recognize that all things may be good to those who love life and keep their eyes wide open.
- This Is Who I Am (christophersmark.wordpress.com)
- 10 Ways To Tell If You Are A Perfectionist (celestinechua.com)
- The Pursuit of Perfect as the Basis for Blaming (psychologytoday.com)
Posted on December 27, 2010, in Change, Life, Life's Lessons, Perfection, Personal Growth, Positive Thinking, Self Discovery, Self-improvement, Spirituality and tagged Becoming rigid, doctrines, idealism, Lack of diversity, Mental Health, misery, Perfection, Perfectionism, Personal development, Positive Thinking, Self-abuse, Self-help, Spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.