As I alluded to in this post, over recent weeks, I have been reassessing my priorities and re-focusing myself. This, quite naturally, has led me to the question:
What is important?
Now I know a bit about what is important to me. In fact, I’m picking regular readers could write this list for me (in no particular order):
- my family
- belly dance
- living simply
- textile crafts/making stuff
- the world we live in
And this is all very fine and well, but I do have to question how much of this list is important to more than just me. And while there may be many people who share some or all of my interests/passions/obsessions, I feel that my list is really just the surface level of something deeper: WHY is this stuff important to me? Digging below the surface hasn’t been all easy, but it has helped me realise the real question I wanted/needed to answer (Note: it is more straightforward finding the answers once you’ve got the right question!) And that question is:
What is important?
While it may look the same as the question above, it both is and isn’t the same. Let me explain: ‘Important’ comes at different levels – personal, local, global and probably heaps more. For awhile I’ve been asking this question at a personal level. The time has come for me to consider it at other levels, which essentially boils down to this question:
What is truly important for living responsibly and fully as part of this world?
Now answers to this may vary from person to person, especially in the surface results. But I am looking for core answers/values to underpin my surface. I haven’t got all my answers yet, and I would be very interested to hear your ideas and musings on this. I do have a few ideas already (and I intend to explore these each in greater depth in future posts), including:
- recognising ‘enough’
What do you think?
Is there anything you would add to this list? Or leave off?
Please lets talk about this. Let’s discuss, agree, disagree and discuss some more . Then we can then DO this – live our lives meaningfully, repsonsibly and fully.
Comments, please 🙂