Posts Tagged ‘perfection’

Perfectly Beautiful, Beautifully Perfect

December 5, 2013



This profoundly moving video delivers a powerful message that we all pay lip service to: Everyone is perfectly beautiful just as they are. But how many of us truly see perfection in the imperfect?

The models and their mannequins

The models and their mannequins



The following article by Anna Hodgekiss of the Daily Mail provides the details of this extraordinary project.



WHO IS PERFECT ANYWAY?

A Swiss charity has created mannequins based on the bodies of disabled people in a bid to raise awareness that no one has a perfect body.

Pro Infirmis, an organisation for people with disabilities, worked with people suffering from scoliosis (a curved spine), shortened limbs and a woman in a wheelchair.

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Each had a mannequin made to perfectly reflect their body shape—which, to their delight, was then displayed in a high (more…)

The Lion and the Gazelle

December 24, 2008

At a 1998 weekend workshop I attended, Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe, founder of the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism, shared a life-changing story with his students.

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Ibrahim said that after watching a TV nature program in which a lion savagely ripped apart a gazelle, he had been distraught. Retreating into meditation, he implored God, How could you allow such carnage and tragedy to exist? The response he received humbled him and restored his faith in divine intelligence. “I felt and saw through inner revelation how this incident was experienced from a higher level as pure love and that it was beautiful beyond description,” he told those of us in his class.

It all comes down to perspective. To our unenlightened eyes, this world may appear cruel and harsh, but even the brutality (more…)

A Virtuous Life Generates a Virtuous Circle

September 26, 2008

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Pursuing a spiritual life creates a virtuous circle. Your attitudes and behaviors become self-perpetuating. What does that look like? Here are four manifestations:






Thinking positively. Every loving thought you contribute to the universe incrementally raises your consciousness; the higher your consciousness, the greater the impact of your contribution and the likelier it becomes that your next thought will also be a positive one.


Consistent prayer. Every prayer elevates your consciousness, which brings you closer to God, which brings you (more…)