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    On Mar 11, 2014 the ancient brain wrote:

    Yes, it's called "practice" for a reason!--there is no perfect. There are always thoughts, doubts, and more thoughts and issues of self and dwelling in the past, rather than "re-starting" in the now. There is no perfection and, as it turns out, this is true on a cosmic level, as well. You see, after the Big Bang, all matter (then just gas) was being spread out evenly in all directions as space, time, matter, and gravity were being created. But were it not for the minutest of imperfections in the gas (some very small areas were "thinner" than others) as the universe expanded, gravity would not have had an opportunity to take hold, and bind together the matter into what we know today as our universe. So, in a sense, without imperfection, we would not exist.

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    On Mar 11, 2014 rajnikant wrote:

     Without imperfection there is no perfection. Once we see imperfection we strive for perfection. Once we realize that we have imperfection in whatever ways i.e. outer in materialistic world we learn from our imperfection and resolution for perfection. In the same way if we discover imperfection inside us, we try for perfection. Eventually we try to find who and what is perfect internally and learning ways of perfection. That way we complete the outer and inner review of perfection. 

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    On Mar 11, 2014 a wrote:

     Very cool!  
    FYI.  I have a choice to make in this moment.  Should I question my Maker's decision to make me, as I am (less intelligent than "the ancient brain", let's say), or celebrate that "where my brick is imperfect, I can rely on the strength/presence/ideals of someone else brick to carry me. 
    I think I will choose to celebrate our wall's diversity!
    amen to your light,

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