Art of Perfection, What are we living for? Our Struggle to Greatness…

Daily I’m finding ways to challenge myself for more. When I start feeling comfortable with the way things are going I feel the need to create chaos. Why does life always feel like a race? Constantly we strive for perfection because the world says perfection is happiness. You need a good paying job to make more money so you can live in a huge mansion and drive a luxury car. That’s what life is about and that’s what’s going to make us happy. Right? We are flawed beings and that’s what makes us human. This never ending race for the “superficial happy life” is wearing me out. As I become more self-aware and honest with myself I am noticing that this concept of time is a limiting belief. We get so caught up in the future and what we want in the long run that we miss the present. I’m learning to live in the now and enjoy each day. Growing up in a very religious household played a big part on my journey to greatness. As a Christian I was taught that how we lived on earth determined whether we go to heaven or hell when we die. Knowing that my eternal fate depended upon the way I lived, I kept my focus on doing everything right  so I would go to heaven. I was living my life in fear  and not really living because I needed to be this perfect Christian. Now I know that isn’t the case. God wants us to live in the present and focus on today. He isn’t this disciplinarian who only sees black and white. How I live my life now will shape my future. This struggle for greatness is nothing more than an illusion that distracts us from the present. We need to get comfortable with being comfortable. I hope this message leaves you well and that you all get what you want out of life.

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4 comments

  1. Priceless Joy · October 14, 2014

    I love this post! I also love the embed you have in it. I too was raised with the belief, if you don’t do this..you will go to hell! It wasn’t until later in my life that I learned that God isn’t that judgmental meanie waiting to condemn us for every wrong. Instead, he is a loving Father.

    • laurenudoh · October 14, 2014

      Thanks PJ you are so right! I wish I knew that a long time ago but better late than never.

      • Priceless Joy · October 15, 2014

        Lauren, I wanted to let you know that the class is starting a Writer’s Blog for the alumni of our class. Go to The Commons for more details.

      • laurenudoh · October 15, 2014

        Thanks PJ I’ll def check it out.

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