Susan’s Playlists for April 8 – 12, 2013

front door, perfect without perfection“Perfect Without Perfection” is the plaque on my front door, so I’ve obviously thought about this topic before.  But I have learned a lot in this week of embracing imperfection and what’s more, I’m considering the possibility that imperfection is the whole point! Below please find three links to some interesting explorations into imperfection, the poem I read in classes this week, and all the Perfect without Perfection playlists. I would love to hear your stories about imperfection. I’m telling you, y’all. That’s where it’s at.

Let me know how I can help more – albeit imperfectly.
Love,
Susan

The Japanese view is Wabi-sabi which celebrates imperfection. (Thanks for the reminder, Laura!)

Life would be a little sadder without Post-it Notes and Chocolate Chip cookies. Thank the goodnesses, these mistakes were made.

Rebecca George shared this beautiful image of a jacket a mom made for her son. She made a mistake in the seam and put this patch with a message to him reminding him of his awesomeness. Who wouldn’t want a jacket like that?

Awakening Now ~ Danna Faulds, Go In and In: Poems From the Heart of Yoga

Why wait for your awakening?
The moment your eyes are open, seize the day.
Would you hold back when the Beloved beckons?
Would you deliver your litany of sins
like a child’s collection of sea shells, prized and labeled?

“No, I can’t step across the threshold,” you say, eyes downcast.
“I’m not worthy, I’m afraid, and my motives aren’t pure.
I’m not perfect, and surely I haven’t practiced nearly enough.
My meditation isn’t deep, and my prayers are sometimes insincere.
I still chew my fingernails, and the refrigerator isn’t clean.”

Do you value your reasons for staying small
more than the light shining through the open door?

Forgive yourself.

Now is the only time you have to be whole.
Now is the sole moment that exists to live in the light of your true Self.

Perfection is not a prerequisite for anything but pain.

Please, oh please, don’t continue to believe in your disbelief.
This is the day of your awakening.

Perfect without Perfection – Monday, Apr 8, 2013, 1045am

Aquarius – 4:48 – Hair, the Musical / Renn Woods Human Love – 5:20 – Dirty Vegas
Qalanderi – 6:55 – Cheb I Sabbah
Welcome to the Journey – 5:04 – Cybertribe
Sexyback – 4:03 – Justin Timberlake
Coolsville – 4:53 – Rick Braun
Captain Dread – 5:16 – Dreadzone
Open Sesame (G’s Talking Drum Mix) – 6:10 – Crosstown Traffic
Beautiful (Radio Mix) – 3:54 – Audio Adrenaline
Silence [Album Mix] – 6:06 – Delerium
Perfect World – 4:27 – Talking Heads
Ordinary Miracle – 3:04 – Sarah McLachlan

Perfect without Perfection- Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013, 1045am

Aquarius – 4:48 – Hair, the Musical / Renn Woods
What I Got – 3:21 – Gift Of Gab, Michael Franti, Spearhead
The Sound of Sunshine – 3:44 – Michael Franti & Spearhead
Braided Hair – 4:03 – Neneh Cherry/Speech
Sunshine – 3:34 – Matisyahu
Legend In My Living Room – 3:46 – Annie Lennox
Loftism – 5:31 – Afterlife
A Little Bit Of Riddim (Featuring Cherine Anderson) – 4:19 – Michael Franti
Why Must I Feel Like This Today? [Feat. Baaba Maal, Michael Franti, Ulali, Radio Active & Krishna Das] – 9:28 – 1 Giant Leap
Everloving – 3:26 – Moby
Father I Know (Mix 1) – 3:08 – Jamie Catto
Circlesong 6 – 7:50 – Bobby McFerrin

Perfect without Perfection – Thursday, Apr 11, 2013, 9am

Aquarius – 4:48 – Hair, the Musical / Renn Woods
What I Got – 3:21 – Gift Of Gab, Michael Franti, Spearhead
When Doves Cry – 4:04 – The Be Good Tanyas
Sunshine – 3:34 – Matisyahu
Legend In My Living Room – 3:46 – Annie Lennox
Loftism – 5:31 – Afterlife
Jogando Capoeira – 6:20 – Beatfanatic
Instant Karma – 3:14 – U2
The Sound of Sunshine – 3:44 – Michael Franti & Spearhead
Give A Little Bit – 3:36 – The Goo Goo Dolls
Closing Time – 4:34 – Semisonic
Circlesong 6 – 7:50 – Bobby McFerrin

Perfect without Perfection – Friday, Apr 12, 2013, 9am

Aquarius – 4:48 – Hair, the Musical / Renn Woods
What I Got – 3:21 – Gift Of Gab, Michael Franti, Spearhead
When Doves Cry – 4:04 – The Be Good Tanyas
The Sound of Sunshine – 3:44 – Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sunshine – 3:34 – Matisyahu
Legend In My Living Room – 3:46 – Annie Lennox
Loftism – 5:31 – Afterlife
Give Love (Infinite Love Mix) – 5:29 – MC Yogi
Why Must I Feel Like This Today? [Feat. Baaba Maal, Michael Franti, Ulali, Radio Active & Krishna Das] – 9:28 – 1 Giant Leap
Everloving – 3:26 – Moby
Circlesong 6 – 7:50 – Bobby McFerrin
Ordinary Miracle – 3:04 – Sarah McLachlan

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