|Examine Your Life
Question 48: How may I be perfect?
Grant Jackson :
The Million dollar question!! Although we all aim for Perfection in
life, in whatever we do, and try and achieve, 'Perfection is just a
play of words in this materialistic world, which is very difficult to
achieve. I am sure I will only reach a stage of Perfection when I pass
on to the World of Souls
Rabbi E. E. Dessler defines the perfect person as the one who (1) has a
clearly defined set of goals directing him to fulfill his life-purpose
and (2) a determined, focused desire to reach all these goals in his
lifetime. Accordingly, we become perfect when we commit and dedicate
ourselves to live by this definition.
At the same time, we are perfectly happy when we live for our
life-purpose. For, as we travel along life-paths, as we move towards
our fabulous destination, we learn quickly to overcome the obstacles,
those troubles and sorrows that life constantly throws at us. Those
problems that (1) block us from reaching our goals – these become
our special, exciting challenge, and only enhance our happiness; while
(2) those worries, which we realize, are not important for our life
journey, we cheerfully ignore and shrug away.
Vital to our being perfect is that we strive continuously to gain more
clarity. We need always to understand better our destination. Also, we
need to keep plotting how we may reach there in a smoother, more
effective way. In this way then, each one of us becomes perfectly
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