Independence from Perfection – July 4th Declaration

July 4th Celebration
Fireworks Photos
July 4th Declaration

Personal Independence

Are you one who also often finds yourself caught up in the need to be “perfect”? You get bogged down, not moving forward until you get the task or job done as “perfect” as it can be.

At different times during the past years I’ve shared various spontaneously created Haiku poems [3 lines – 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables] that have helped in releasing emotions and healing, moving forward.

Last week I had been frustrated for almost a full day.  Something happened (in my head) that got me caught up in a lot of feelings of “not good enough.” Then, as I was journaling about it in my morning pages the next day, a couple of statements emerged that had 5 or 7 syllables each. I stopped and then began to create additional 5 and 7 syllable lines.

The result: Stuckness easily became released AND the following stanzas emerged, as did the idea for this post. The latter was not even my agenda!

July 4th today
Independence from “perfect”
Perfection No More

A declaration
It’s time to honor myself
This day and beyond

A problem solver
Who will help you find answers
Sheila Finkelstein

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In Morning Pages
Haiku all over the place
Brings forth Clarity

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Lastly, if you are celebrating the July 4th Independence Day in the U.S., have a happy and safe one.

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