Perfection is achieved, not when there’s nothing more to add, but when there’s nothing left to take away
I originally thought that quote was from one of my childhood heroes/idols, Bruce Lee. But apparently he’s not the original source. It’s okay. It sounds better coming from Bruce Lee than someone else, anyhow.
I know there are lots of things in my life that I would benefit from eliminating in my life.
Since it’s Lent, I’ve been thinking about how somethings in my life just aren’t productive or fruit bearing.
I think the biggest sin that I commit on a daily basis is not being a good steward of my time. And procrastinating…
Yes, I need to engage in some mindless things, like TV watching, cat videos, video games and so forth. But when they start consuming most of my time, something is not right there.
I know there is a weeding process I have to go through in my life. But it’s so hard to cut out laziness (and sin) from my life, as I’m sure you’ll find it difficult in yours.
But there are things that we all need to say “no” to in order to move forward; things that we need to let go of.
I think that’s one of the reasons why monasticism is so fascinating and frustrating to me. Frustrating, because I don’t know if I could live such a simple life. Instead, I’m shackled by many chains, some that I don’t want to be unshackled from, to tell you the truth.
But we can’t be freed from our chains by Jesus Christ, only to go back and re-shackle those chains to us ourselves.
There is so much clutter in my life.
Adding things onto my already clutter life may not lead to a better me.
But there are many things that I can start eliminating from my life that can help me towards my journey to perfection.
…but where to start…?
Eh, I’ll figure it out later.