Q: “When I asked you about what the higher self is, you mentioned the word “perfection,” what exactly do you mean by the future perfected version and how do we reach perfection?”
A: “Perfection means having none of the flaws of mortal man, none of the ignorance, biases, selfish drives, shortsightedness, temper, egotism, foolishness, etc. and instead being as close to godlike and angelic and powerful as possible without losing your individuality… having accumulated as much wisdom as can possibly be gained by an individualized soul. Strong, steady, aware, balanced, wise, understanding, poised, and free from limitation.
We can’t reach that in one lifetime. I mean, we can indeed reach perfection as far as human potential goes, but there are greater forms we can take that allow further expansion and perfection after that.
So in this life, perfection comes down to knowing the difference between what comes from ego/biology/social-programming and what comes from spirit/heart/wisdom, and consistently choosing and acting from the latter. It also means to conquer your day more and more, having fewer moments where you’re being mindless, foolish, or ignorant… It means watching our thoughts and feelings to the same degree that we watch what we say and do. It also means striking a perfect balance between compassion and wisdom, love and discernment, heart and mind.” ~Tom Montalk
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