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Teodora Maria

Perfectionism is a human flaw 

Haven’t written for a while. I’d apologize but I don’t have anyone to apologize to.

Then, again, maybe I don’t want to apologize to anyone. Because I have the freedom to write when I want.

Not that I didn’t want to write. Maybe, I should apologize to myself. I didn’t give myself what I wanted – the time to write and finalize a blog post ready to be published.

Perfectionism. I’ve had some thoughts on perfectionism lately.
I’ve had this idea come into my mind lately. That perfectionism has always been the aim, the purpose, what I thought is the final destination.
It’s rather a fata morgana. An illusion.
God doesn’t demand it and He hasn’t made us with the aim for us to be perfect. He made us to be human.
We are the ones who created this unachievable and illusory target called perfection.
Perfectionism is a human flaw.

Comments

Dona says:

Have you read any of the Jungian Psychologist Marion Woodman’s work?

She has written many things. One, which it turns out I have not personally read is called “Addiction to Perfection”, it was the original title that drew my attention to her books and writing. I don’t remember which work of hers I read first but a favorite is a Sounds True compilation called “Sitting By the Well” and another favorite is a book that was gifted to me, “Coming Home to Myself, Reflections for Nurturing a Woman’s Body & Soul”.

Anyway, I thought you might enjoy exploring her work if you haven’t already.

Teodora says:

Hi Donna. I haven’t read any of her books and haven’t heard of her. I do want to research more where the idea of “perfect” comes from and I’ll check her books. Thank you for the suggestion.

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