The Pretense of Perfection



While you discern that life is unfolding perfectly as you walk your spiritual path, you do not make the egotistical, spiritually arrogant assumption that you yourself are perfect.

There is no worse sickness for the soul, o you who are proud, than this pretense of perfection.
Rumi



On a soul level, of course, you are indeed perfect, but your spiritual development in the physical world requires humility and surrender.

If we had strength and faith enough to trust ourselves entirely to God; and follow Him simply wherever He should lead us, we should have no need of any great effort of mind to reach perfection.
Francois de Salignac Fénelon

You strive to live as simply and humbly as circumstances allow, recognizing that slowing down the pace of life enables you to live more authentically.

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common—this is my symphony.
William Henry Channing

You are more emotionally available to others and more vigilant about savoring life’s beauty and perfection throughout each day.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Unknown

Every day becomes a celebration, and every person who crosses your path is changed by your joyous outpouring of hope, love, and healing energy.

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Kabir






ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA

Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?

Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier

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SiSe_fullcover_final.inddPhil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.

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Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.

Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.

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2 Responses to “The Pretense of Perfection”

  1. Julia Rogers Hamrick Says:

    “Every day becomes a celebration, and every person who crosses your path is changed by your joyous outpouring of hope, love, and healing energy.”

    Beautiful, Phil!

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Glad you liked it, Julia!

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