When people move on from their physical life, we don’t remember their possessions: the things they had and owned.
We remember who they were; what they gave to us and others in terms of an uplifted feeling. It may have come through the vibrancy of their character, or the quality of their talent.
It is the person we love and hold eternally in our hearts, not their stuff.
Yet in our own lives, we obsess over gaining material wealth. We convince ourselves we ‘need’ far more than we actually do.
It is all so transient, anyway. It occurs to me that the people we love and admire, whose inspiring words we quote and deeds we desire to emulate, are often the people who own(ed) next to nothing. They were valued for their spirit and their actions.
These are our mentors, our role models, our most beloved and respected. It makes sense to shift our own personal focus from chasing money, cars, big houses and fashion statements – to being the full-on amazing person we truly are at our core.
Let’s present this Self up front and foremost.
Setting this as our top priority makes us truly rich. This is the way a single individual can illuminate the whole world.
Life Priorities © November 22, 2015 | Annie Zalezsak