“It’s a funny thing about life. If you refuse to settle for anything less than the best, that’s what it will give you.”
[W. Somerset Maugham]

It requires effort, not settling. It requires courage, as does Faith. Faith requires courage. It requires that the Holy YOU believe that you can be all there is, that all there is already exists within you.
“Your mind might be able to pretend your someone you’re not, but your body can’t” Sarah Ban Breathnach writes in Something More. “There is a Shaker axiom that says ‘Be what you seem to be, and seem to be what you really are’ – …. This is what it means for us to live authentically. This is what you must do in order to find the happiness that is your constant craving.”

Dear God, I know our lives are complicated and choices can be difficult.
I ask that we would all be blessed with the desire to live our lives fully in our holiest best, as the being who is one with you.