“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.” ~Anne Lamott
“Have no fear of perfection—you’ll never reach it.” ~Salvador Dalí
A search for perfection is always a search for fault. And once we find the inevitable faults, perfectionism sets up the expectation that all faults can and should be eliminated. Inescapably, our scrutiny will reveal that how we are, how we look, and how we perform is not good enough, is not perfect.
It’s easy to see why diets, with their rules of how to behave and promises of getting the body and life you want, are so seductive. Diets prompt us to focus on a perfect, idealized end result instead of focusing on and valuing the process of self care that creates true change.
In focusing on a perfect end result, we move away from knowing and trusting that, no matter what,
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