The Most Precious Thing in my Life Is?

I was in a workshop yesterday, I was given a piece of paper with the words ‘The most precious thing in my life is…’ I had to finish this sentence off.  It was off the cuff, I didn’t have time to think about it I just had to stand up and do it.  Well I didn’t have to but I agreed to give it a go.

The most precious thing in my life is…… knowing myself, because only through knowing my true self, can I know anyone or anything else outside of this.  If I find life through my heart, not allowing myself to be led by my mind or ego I can truly connect with life.  My connections will be meaningful, my understanding will be deeper and my view of life outside of myself will be my own, or at least from my heart.

I spoke quite a bit, rambled on maybe, but that was the gist of it.  I’m on a journey of self enquiry, I’m looking for the meaning of life, I’m discovering my purpose and this is very precious to me. There are a lot of precious things in my life, people, memories, nature, writing, but I think they are precious because I connect with them from the heart.

I’m sure our views change daily, dependent on circumstances and emotions but this was how I felt yesterday and today.

Can you answer the question, I would love to hear your views in the comments?

19 thoughts on “The Most Precious Thing in my Life Is?”

      1. Yes it was an interesting exercise, as you know, I like the big questions, everybody had a different question and each of them was fascinating as there were no wrong answers, just different perspectives. I’m thinking of maybe starting a series of daily philosophical questions, might be interesting : )

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    1. That’s wonderful and so worthwhile. Love of ourselves isn’t easy, we know firsthand where the cracks are, but we need to love those crack every bit as much as we love any other part because that’s how we understand ourselves, through love ❤️

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  1. Is being…being aware, open, unlearning, learning, questioning, accepting, loving etc. Existence can prompt so many wonderful things. Your answer is also relative to your being and your awareness. Definitely admirable. With this, will add – everything and nothing, because this says it all. Great post, LIza.

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    1. Thank you, great response from you also : ) unlearning is so important to learning, clearing the mind to all that went before to store fresh knowledge. It’s good to have a sort through with everything, possessions as we forget what is buried and understanding too, no question is ever really solved, not with our limited understanding anyway 🙂

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      1. *smiles* Very well stated, Liza. It is not in seeking or the answer…part of the journey. So many lose this precious gift of a childlike essence of things. Understanding is the way…nothing else matters. 🙏🏻

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  2. Just off the cuff, I thought, the most precious thing to me is my mind. This I guess includes my power to reason, learn, discern and imagine… There are so many other things — family, friends, animals, but without my mind, would I know them? Interesting food for thought! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Christine, yes without our minds we loose ability to recognise those things and people we hold dear. Your comment made me think of my aunt with Alzheimer’s and yes, to loose your memories you loose yourself and your lost to those who knew you. Certainly food for thought, in as much as I like to switch my mind off at times, I’m very grateful I can switch it back on.

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