Imperfection and True Self


Holy crap!  It’s been a month since I posted anything here.  Hey, when I started this, I was going to post one thing every day, more-or-less – just 100 words or so – nothing dramatic – just something related to daily recovery.  So I fell off of the writing wagon.  Good thing I am now reading a book called The Spirituality of Imperfection.  On page 2, I read:

Rabbi Zusya said, “In the coming world, they will not ask me: ‘Why were you not Moses?’ They will ask me: ‘Why were not Zusya?’

So true, so true.  I know that some folks get quite irritated with my inconsistent performance in some areas – though after 14 years of wedded bliss, my wife has finally trained me to close the shower curtain when finished, and put my dirty clothes in the laundry basket and not just on the floor by the washing machine – for now anyway.

Life is not linear, there are ebbs and flows.  What I have learned in recovery is that there is a certain baseline to that variation that I choose not to cross, today.  I consider myself incredibly blessed that the baseline continues to be raised progressively, in the direction of perfection.  But I am also incredibly pleased to know that I will never attain perfection, but can always move in the direction of progress.

Life is incredibly good.

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