I use the word "perfect" alot...
"we don't have cream, is milk ok?"
"do you need a cast iron skillet, or will this do?"
My sister-in-law told me she liked the sound of it so much, she started using it in her business as a realtor
"we'd like to meet you at 2pm instead of 3pm"
I'm not sure where I picked it up or when I started I using it, but it works for me. Sometimes I even catch myself saying it when I'm talking to myself!
But today I began thinking about how I have heard other people use it.
"he has the "
"she has the "
"I want everything to be perfect when they get here"
What does it really mean? "perfect"
I couldn't help myself...I checked the dictionary.
"exactly fitting the need in a certain situation or for a certain purpose" This is how I use the word. When something works just right for me. When it flows & fits, in that moment.
But it also said "entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings" This is how I have heard it used. But really, what does that mean? We all have flaws, shortcomings, and yes, even defects. Sometimes you can see them, sometimes you can't. And when you create the expectation for something to be perfect in this sense, I can help but think your setting yourself up for disappointment. Because there will be flaws or defects. Sometimes we even create them in our minds just to find something wrong with the way things are.
Its not that I don't believe in "perfect" - I believe in "perfect" in the moment. And in relishing that sense of how it feels to find just what you need, just when you need. Not in trying to create something perfect, but in allowing perfect to occur.
Finding the parking you need just in time. Finding just the time you need to practice. Finishing your blog just in time for bed.