Perfectionism is what the mind tricks us with to avoid exposure.
We hide behind it, it is ideal for avoiding showing up.
The perfect tool! for sabotaging doing.
That doesn’t make us bad for hiding behind it. We just need to realise that what we fear is our guide and if we can then realise that the fear is psychological fear created by our mind and not real, present moment, physical threat. If we accept the things we fear and let go, then the mind is not able to sabotage us with perfectionism, we are aware and conscious of the mind’s tricks.
Let go of fear and you can let go of perfectionism, we won’t need it anymore.
There is always something wrong if you look for it. Especially if this is the filter that your mind uses.
Looking for something wrong yields wrong-doing always and that wrong enables our mind to react, complain, it allows our ego to be justified. It makes us feel superior, that is what the ego needs in its vulnerable state.
Yet, the pointing out or reacting to things that are wrong, and that is ‘wrong’ only in our minds, doesn’t make anyone else feel good. Interestingly though, the person who suffers most is the person who seeks the wrong-doing and does the pointing out, as they are the ones that are doing the judging. A judgement of others is, in fact, a judgement of ourselves.
It is a reflection of our own discontentment that leads us to manifest that in criticism of other people’s behaviour, with the hope, that catching others misdemeanours or mistakes somehow will elevate us above them and brings salvation to us.
The insecurity of the ego leads to continued pain and suffering, do not look for right or wrong in ourselves or others, accept them and ourselves for what we are and do not form opinions or judgements. This way there is peace within and within our relationships with others.