Be imperfect, be alive

Everything real is a dance between chaos and order, between consonance and dissonance. Dissonance creates consonance, and consonance needs its counterpart. Life is a glorious blend of beauty and ugliness. Only the dead are perfect, the alive is eternally imperfect! So I tell you, be imperfect, be alive!

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

7 Responses to Be imperfect, be alive

  1. joegergen says:

    The pursuit of perfection plagues our society. I struggle with seeing it a lot in the artistic world. I want to have a heart to heart with person who decided that perfection was an artistic goal. It has stymied way too many people I know, all afraid of pursuing something for fear of it not being perfect,

    • julienmatei says:

      Eventually, the one afraid of doing mistakes, will never make any progress. “Perfectionism” – or to put it in your words, “fear of not being perfect” -, is keeping the status quo, it is fear of healthy renewal, in all likelihood, a refusal to grow and get to know one´s true gift.

      • joegergen says:

        A refusal to grow is right on. And who decides what perfection is anyway? Every “authority” has a different idea. You just end up trying to please many masters. You can’t win that game.

      • julienmatei says:

        The subject is immense and to address it in few words is really a thankless task.

        I´ll give it a try though.

        As you say, different people throughout the ages – the ones supposed to represent the so-called leading authority – had different ideas.

        Now, no matter how noble the viewpoint, conforming to any Idea breeds Fear. Thus, Authority is Fear, authority is embedded in the very rise of Idea. Can you consequently see that Idea is utterly speaking a poor attempt to do way with Fear?…

        Fear – that is, authority – gives rise to division: the one supposed to please, and the ones supposed to be pleased. The one who knows and the one who doesn´t. The master and the disciple.

        Wrong relation with Life. That is, a relation built up on division. Which is complete Failure. How can you win a game which is lost from the start?

        Failure is our success.

        What we call “perfection” is the strife between one conflict and another. Going from disease to another disease.

        After all, it is a refusal to heal.

        And to heal entails abandoning Fear and Division, embracing Life as completeness, as wholeness.

        And where is wholeness, there is “perfection”.

      • joegergen says:

        Very nice. I love the idea of defining perfection as wholeness. Taking the word back from people who have turned it into a technical and analytical measurement of something based on rules they made up.

      • julienmatei says:

        Good I´m glad we´re on the same wave 🙂

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