Life is brief, and the most precious things can quickly become lost.
Sometimes, outside circumstances cause that loss. Occasionally, we induce ourselves to lose the things that mean the most to us.
Whether a life-changing circumstance happens or you momentarily do something out of nature that leads to irretrievable damage, you often only realize what you had once it’s gone.
That’s why you need to guard some fundamental aspects of your life with an emotion that can’t be tamed.
Our lives and priorities are all complexes. However, there are precious things in life that are pretty much common.
I would say that the most essential thing in your life is you. A healthy, loved, happy, spiritually rich, fearless, determined you. Have that version of yourself as your life’s vision, and never stop chasing it.
Our relationships are the most essential things in the world. They’re the most crucial factor for happiness and, in combination with your calling, tend to be our reasons to live. For most, the family is at the top of the list in terms of values and priorities.
Sometimes, it’s easy to disregard just how much family signifies to us. They’re the people we typically live with, and it’s hard to live with another person – no matter how much we like them. Love gives way to frustration and sometimes…we feel like we hate the other person.
However, your family is irreplaceable and precious, so you have to devote your time and energy to nurture those valuable relationships, not just for the sake of your relatives, but also for your own.
Good friends are hard to come by, so when you find one, you need to do everything you can to nurture that relationship.
A great friend can become like family. You forge an inseparable bond with someone whom you know, you can always count on — no matter how dark things get. A good friend is a confidant, a shoulder to lean on, and sometimes the voice of reason for us.
Always remember how lucky you are to have found someone you can genuinely call a good friend.
Love includes friends and family, your calling, and intimate relationships. But it also provides everything else you love and all your encounters with others. It consists of those things you enjoy doing, the stories you grew up with, and the kind interactions with strangers that remind you of the love that exists in the world.
These can seem like separate, unrelated things, but they are opportunities to experience love in its varying forms. Experiencing love can give our life a sense of meaning and purpose, like something else…
Your sense of meaning
It’s your passion, your muse. Your calling gives your life purpose and furnishes you with a feeling of vitality that makes everything more relaxed and more enjoyable. This is also how you make a difference.
Your calling is your life’s work. It’s your legacy. To find what you have a passion for, and to pursue that passion, is to find the vehicle you’ll use to contribute your greatness to the world.
This is one of those “you don’t know how much it means until it’s gone” type things. Many people will skip over this point, not giving it a second thought.
However, once you have even a single small health complication, you’ll know precisely just how important this is. At the first sign of difficulties, you realize that everything is jeopardized by bad health.
With good health, you can spend more time with friends and family, enjoy the love in your life, and follow your passion to your heart’s content. With bad health…you eventually, lose it all. So, take care of your health, so you have more time to enjoy the other most important things in your life.
In theory, that’s the most essential things in our lives. However, the problem will become more complicated when there is a conflict between one crucial thing and another. How about when a person in our family has a problem with our friends in another place. Or what if when nurturing family, we actually lose love, or ourselves?
Here is why life is so exciting. Because many exciting things in life actually are things that we have not known before. Because it is the mystery in life that actually becomes an “effectual recipe” for an extraordinary experience.