In Sanskrit, the word purna is described as perfection – but it means fullness or wholeness. Our human experience of perfection is very far from this, it is rigid, small, constricting and often paralyzing.
So the irony is that that our ideal of perfection inevitably keeps us from the experience of perfection. Indian yogic texts tell us that the universal energy contained within everything (forms, thoughts and states of being) is called Shakti. This energy is filled with purna. Remembering that we are all created from and contain this Shakti helps us let go of being stuck in our ego centred perceptions. The truth is, we already are perfect.