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Saturday, 30 June 2018

Unhooking the Desire for Perfection



The human mind is littered with ideals of perfection. People push themselves beyond their limits to reach targets that they think are obtainable. Some believe this is expected of them and others have such a driving determination that their goal completely takes over life. Aiming high is a human trait that can get obsessive, but does perfection lead to delay and wasted opportunities? Can perfection miss the mark and create conditions that are not ideal at all?

Perfection is the act of improving something until it is faultless, though everyone has a different idea of what that means to them. Can the great works of humanity be considered perfect, since seemingly untouchable inventions are always being improved on by others over the centuries? Are individuals trying to reach an end stage of a completion that may never arrive? At some point the time wasting has to stop and satisfaction achieved. Obsessions can be dangerous, destructive and detrimental to family relationships. The semi-hermit existence can often restrict the very thing that is meant to be attained. That said amazing milestones have been reached, though other initiatives have detrimental qualities that have caused more harm than good. In the desire for a perfect career, business, invention or scientific discovery, unspoken motives need to be examined.

Passing messages of perfection to children is one of the reasons there is so much depression and anxiety in classrooms and households. Social media and advertising also play their part in the game of perfection. If children are constantly told that they are not good enough, not like the rest, they can improve on almost everything and comparisons are made – how can we expect children to be happy.  Children are living in pressure packed situations trying to keep up with expectations that belong to others. Each child is gifted in their own way, even if that does not fit in with the general expectations of the populace.

Unhooking the desire for perfection is certainly worth considering. Until daily life is examined, few really know what they are chaining themselves too! Obsessions are enjoyable bubbles, just you and your passion, while decay takes hold of other areas of your life. Balance means taking a break and asking how perfect it needs to be! Critical self-judgement is not helpful. Limit your time in creative mode, maybe a few less hours in the workshop will clear your mind and help you make better decisions. You and your ideas are brilliant; but put perfection aside and let creativity and common-sense merge for a healthier life. A couple of little dents, faults and imperfections are part of natural living and what makes every living creature unique! Just be yourself.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

Friday, 8 June 2018

Will Population Limitation be the Standard of Humanities Future


Population growth is one of humanities biggest problems, but few want to talk about it! With 7.6 Billion people on earth in 2018 it is something that should be a major topic when world governments meet and probably is. This is becoming an important conversation as food, water, housing and millions of refugees from war decimated countries flee from unbalanced leadership. Parents who planned to have two or three children in the current era are not to blame; unchecked fertility enforced by religion, culture and primitive governments are the true dictators of misery!

Humanity has destructive footprints on the planet; the balance has been turned in favour of people, at the cost of animals, fish, birds, reptiles, insects, land, sea, sky and water. Human beings know how to take without consequence, but that time is over! This is a new global quickening where the chemical onslaught is lessened, give and take are balanced, two thousand year old manuscripts no long govern fertility, unethical animal reaping ends – could this be the an era where humanity can see itself?

The idea of an endless supply of produce is nearly over. The more informed people are – the more informed people are! Governments are aware that food and water shortages are in the near future unless we limit population growth and repair the environmental damage that reduces fruit, grain and vegetable crops. Dwindling bee populations from chemical damage means less fruit and vegetables, less trees means poor air and water quality and soil erosion, poising earth and water to extract mineral wealth must stop and unethical farming practices show the horror that humans are capable of to gain prosperity! The new normal is on its way, changes are being pushed by the people and some leaders are starting to listen.

Religion has to make concessions to the women of third world countries who are not allowed birth control pills allotting their exhausted bodies to give birth to more than ten children and then watching them die of starvation. What absolute oppression have gods, men and holy men caused to women? Sexually transmitted diseases spread through nations that don’t use condoms spreading HIV/Aids and other transmitted infections. Holy books are governed by men, men in far off places that may not always see the daily lives of struggling families. Give these same men a week with a destitute family scraping for food and fighting off disease and laws begin to change.

Find the balance in daily life, be aware of everything you influence and the chain of ignorance is broken. Love your children, teach them the truth, and decide what information to give them and what can wait till later. Sustain the earth and its stability and humanity survives too!

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).