Perfect as an adjective denotes qualities of flawless excellence, pristine purity, unquestionable accuracy, and completion beyond all improvement. It comes from the Latin perfectus, meaning completed, excellent, accomplished, and exquisite. Breaking down the Latin, per means completely, while facere means to perform. Indeed, there is a strong element of completion inherently essential to the word.
In the same manner of the relation between perfection and completion, so too is the relation between perfection and potentiality (though not between completion and potentiality):
Perfection & Potentiality
As potential of potential, potentiality represents all possibilities ad infinitum. At the same time that might be daunting (as the space of infinity is itself magnificent), it is spectacularly brilliant. Think about it from the self-other dyad:
In the space of other, potentiality is perfect. However, it becomes immediately transformed into the realization as soon as it enters the space of self. In other words, the individual realizes potentiality – directly repositing it into the space of self – and so it no longer exists as potentiality. Instead, it becomes the transformation. It is only in the space of other then, that it retains its qualities intact.
The same can be said of perfection:
In the space of other, perfection is complete, pristine, and uncompromised. As soon as the human element is introduced – in the space of self – it is transformed. It becomes flawed. Like potentiality, perfection retains its qualities only in the space of other, as in a vacuum.
In addition to the above commonalities, both perfection and potentiality are unfixed, transitive, fleeting, and ephemeral. In the space of other – in and of themselves – they are respectively complete, pristine, and ideal. In combination with the individual, they are compromised and thus transformed.
Of course, the above are not extraordinary concepts. For the most part, you are well aware of all this. The only difference here is the pointed reconceptualization of the two categories: self and other.
One last note on perfection before moving onto completion and potentiality:
Boundless, infinite, and unlimited, potentiality for any person, place, or thing is the quintessential pinnacle of absolute perfection. And this perfection is qualified absolute because the closer we come to perfection – in perpetual striving – we will never ourselves be perfect. The human condition thus intervenes maintaining our level of remove from perfection.
Completion & Potentiality
Ironically, the same relation between perfection and potentiality does not apply to completion and potentiality. (Ironic because perfection is completion.)
Potentiality is inherently incomplete. To be complete, it would be realization. Instead, potentiality is and must be unfixed, transitive, fleeting, and ephemeral (as stated earlier).
Completion is the opposite state of potentiality. It is fixed, whole, conclusive, and final. It is fulfillment. As such, it cannot be potentiality. (Fulfilled potentiality is realization.)
With all that being stated, what is the point to all this?
The ‘So What Factor’ (SWF) Answered:
Infinite Potentiality Theory (IPT) extols the path of ultimate freedom (UF) through realized infinite creative potentiality (ICP). ICP is thus pivotal to the equation:
IPT = ∞ CP ∆͢ UF
As such a critical element to the theory, ∞ CP or ICP must be comprehensively and accurately examined with a thorough due diligence at all ‘angles’ of implication and impact. With the above examination, you should have a fairly good assessment and understanding of potentiality. Throughout my blog, I have discussed the nature of creativity, especially qua ICP. The infinite presumably requires no further explanation without running into inadvertent pontification.
And so you should be adequately ‘equipped’ to endeavor upon your own understanding. As understanding brings you one step closer to realizing, UF is not far behind…
Cheers to your journey!