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Hello! I have been inspired to write a piece. I have recently experienced some major upheaval in my life, now that things are looking a bit more positive I began to wonder, how does perfection fit in to paganism?
I'm doing research and there is very little information on perfectionism.
So the question I would like to pose to you is, how do you feel about perfection? Does it have a place in your practice? If so how?
I have my own ideas and I'm excited to hear yours.
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Perfection is the absence of any flaw. I personally do not believe any human or human endeavour can achieve that state.

Perfectionism has no place in my practice. I strive for balance, for a best case scenario. I cannot be perfect, in mundane life or magic, the best I can do is be the best I can in any given scenario.
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I feel perfection is an ideal that many strive to achieve and by striving to achieved it, they miss out on a lot of important things. It's an ideal that no one can agree on. What truly is perfect?

Perfectionism has no place in magic, at least not in my beliefs and I am sure many others will agree. Balance is ever so important. Positives with negatives. Good with bad and so on and so forth. If you are striving for perfection, what are you truly achieving? To me, if you are striving for perfection, it will cause chaos because you won't be prepared for the consequences or won't notice the things that are being given to you. I.E. If you do a money spell and your perfect goal is to win the lottery, you won't notice the job opportunities that come your way.

Now, maybe I have a skewed opinion of perfectionism. But I feel like the book series The Giver would really show why perfection can't exist in our world. Sure, it's not a true story. But when you read of the utopian world and begin to really think about what it would take to have one, you realize you have to give up everything that makes humans, human.

I could never see an idea such as perfection falling into my practice because I feel like balance is a key to life.

Now if your goal is perfect balance, even then I don't feel we would be on the same page. Sometimes balance can't be 50/50.
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I don't see a point in perfectionism or perfection since I used to be that way and anything less would irritate me so it has no place in magic or any other part of a practice let a lone mine
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