I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about for today’s blog, especially after hearing about the devastation in Japan from the earthquakes and the tsunami. I know that when there is trauma in the world a new perspective of what’s really important in life comes over people. My hope is that these insights stay with us.
I began to think about how career driven I’ve been over the past years and also my career driven friends. Many of us don’t seem to cross paths unless we are working together, it’s someone’s birthday, or the holiday season. I thought about how many people spend much of there lives working arduous jobs to finally buy that better home, car, boat, wardrobe, or even to achieve a certain status. Is it all worth it or are we missing out on something even more priceless in life?
Discovering everlasting happiness has never been associated with possessions or money alone. I’ve found my most priceless experiences to always come down to spending time with the people I love and adore as well as acquiring new awareness of myself and others while traveling abroad. My priceless experiences with family and friends as well as traveling have always meant more to me than anything else. Those memories can never be replaced or taken away. The monetary value of them increase daily, and will never be affected by the stock market. There is a grand beauty in life that is more precious than any material possession. Simple living allows you to fixate on what is really important. Minimalism is more valuable in many ways than I ever imagined.
Sending love and prayer to all those in Japan and those with family and friends who are there.
(Image by D Sharon Pruitt)