Ideas of perfection

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When we seek happiness through accumulation, either outside of ourselves – from other people, relationships, or material goods – or from our own self-development, we are missing the essential point. In either case we are trying to find completion. But according to Buddhism, such a strategy is doomed. Completion comes not from adding another piece to ourselves but from surrendering our ideas of perfection.

Mark Epstein, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart

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5 thoughts on “Ideas of perfection

  1. Your quotes always fit my frame of time and take me to a deeper place in my soul. Thank you so much! You are one of my Spirit Guides!

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