“But it’s important!” she cried!
My common response is: “If ‘everything’ is important, then nothing really is important.”
Figuring out what is truly important to you is about looking INSIDE. It’s a discovery process from the inside out. ‘Things’ are NOT important. Importance is determined by the meanings we place on them.
Remember the scene in the movie ‘Castaway’ when Tom Hanks loses his volleyball friend ‘Wilson’? He cries, screams and pushes through true loss and grief. Wilson was his ONLY connection to civilization and human contact. The meaning that Tom Hanks placed on that ball was profound, primal and necessary to overcome the despair of loneliness. His need for human contact was necessary for his sanity. That ball represented the hope of being rescued, and returning once again to life within civilization.
Meaning matters…. Things don’t.
When you decide what is truly important in your life you focus on what honors who you are in the world right now and who you are becoming. Importance shows up in a whole different way.
How do you keep your focus on what is most important? Please share your wisdom in the comment box below.
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