Living with OCD - Episode 64

Perfectionism - Part 2


In this episode Andy and Julie discuss Chapter 2 of Present Perfect by Pavel Somov. The main theme of the discussion is being less preoccupied with what should should be and being more in awe of what already is. They talk about the difference between the theoretical best vs. the practical best as well as the difference between perfectionists and realists. Julie is challenged by this chapter to accept the world around her instead of rejecting it and in so doing realizing that acceptance is courage and not surrender. They end the episode by talking about some very pertinent exercises from the chapter and then a final discussion on the implications of the book to all aspects of Julie's life and what she is currently going through. The hope for all listeners of this episode is that they will learn to "notice the ordinary perfection of what is.