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What deeply matters to you?

  1. Sparklea profile image76
    Sparkleaposted 22 months ago

    What deeply matters to you?

    Author Gay Hendricks wrote in his book titled "Five Wishes" 'I wish I'd generated a complete written record of everything of significance I had learned during my time on earth...I felt exhilaration at the thought of writing about the things that deeply mattered to me.'
    This has caused me to question, "What DEEPLY matters to me?  What is sacred to me?"  I would welcome thoughts and comments from my hub friends as I consider this to be a profound question.

  2. tsmog profile image83
    tsmogposted 22 months ago

    Commentary: Thanks for asking. I say that because of the opportunity to respond while realize I have not an answer. In other words I could list those 'whats' that 'seem to matter'. It would be easier to share those whats that today that are irritating or present roadblocks. To dig deep to discover why may take more soul searching (Colloquialism) for me. I feel at this moment of pondering is exploring the path of why those are irritating, confounding, or perplexing most likely will reveal those 'whats' that matter. To know the 'what that deeply matters' (Most) would be to choose between those.

    Sharing further is I discover with this thought exercise a need for flux between "What deeply matters to me" and "What is sacred to me". In other words something is needed for those two to become synergistic or melded together. For now they are two separate 'Whats'. Perhaps that answers the main question. What deeply matters to me is just that . . . Discover what is the flux?

    1. Sparklea profile image76
      Sparkleaposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Tim!!  I SO agree this is a soul searching question.  And what matters and what is sacred are definitely two separate whats'. What I DO wonder is: what DOES matter to some, they may also consider to be sacred?  I appreciate your response

  3. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 22 months ago

    From a mystical standpoint, everything is recorded. So he need not worry. It all sits in the Akashic records and will be used when and as God plans.

    What matters to me? For 33 years I have seen this question asked in different ways, and my answer is the same: I just want to do God's Will. All I ever have is the Eternal Now; The Sacrament of The Present Moment. There is no Saturday or Sunday; no rest or Sabbath; no praying 5 times a day.

    There is always only NOW! God forbids that you know of, or have a young friend that passed suddenly, but if you do, at least it will re-inforce my statement. Tomorrow is not ours, and perhaps I can still serve; glorify; praise ....leave this beautiful earth-garden better than I found it. Much Love.

    1. Sparklea profile image76
      Sparkleaposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      manatita44: WOW, your view is beyond phenomenal.  I feel the same way as you...to live in the moment with nothing else...I believe this is the way God would have it.  And we SO tend to make life SO complicated.  THANK YOU from my heart.  Eyes open!

    2. manatita44 profile image83
      manatita44posted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Infinite Gratitude, Sparklea

  4. Ericdierker profile image58
    Ericdierkerposted 22 months ago

    I caught this question early this morning. It is very good for contemplation. There is just no getting around family as what matters most. No matter what they consume my thoughts and most my actions.
    I lead what most would call a spiritual life and so much of my focus is on that. While I am in the habit of things such as prayer, I am daily consumed in my thoughts of family.
    It occurred to me that a way of looking at this would be "what would have the highest impact if it were taken away from you". Now looking at it in that light I just cannot imagine life without my family.
    My relationship with God is so similar to my relationship with my family that I cannot separate the two. They are as one to me. So I draw no distinction there.
    For the life of me, I cannot come up with anything that matters to me on the same level.
    There is no difference to me between what deeply matters and what is sacred.

    1. Sparklea profile image76
      Sparkleaposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Eric I love your last statement-that sacred is the same as what deeply matters.  Family is a gift from God babies are miracles.  Thank you so much for taking time to answer this question.  I am getting an education from these answers.  God bless!

  5. Michael-Milec profile image60
    Michael-Milecposted 22 months ago

    Oh Lea, the question you ask, requires innermost deepest sincere open heart answer. My first intention was -not to participate;
    then I was drawn back by a stronger then me intuition and  humbly to admitt and share what "IS  sacred to me"- though I do not have conbtroll over it.
    "Once upon a time"- in early stage of my life I was urged by the Spirit of Almighty to step into a life direction openly to live the life of Christ Jesus. See, in the world of communism one had to be "marked" and known as WHY his objective was being different. My starting point has been annouced by the well known verse: "But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus--the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God." All I knew was that Iv'e lost control over my desire, will, or priorities. The eyes of the Beholder were upon me and my desire was/is at any time, everywhere,  in all I was doing to know the will of Yeshua, and everything I was doing His will as my best not to a man but unto the Lord. Gloryfying the Creator by words and  deeds is easier to say then do! I prefered to do it anyway. Along way it became an 'easy' walk on a hard and suffering pathway. Becoming  a standard of my, always having in mind "If only I may finish my course" ... At present time is  - ever easier as the horizon of eternity draw nearer. nearer.  nearer.

    1. Sparklea profile image76
      Sparkleaposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Dear Michael, the Hub editors will not allow me enough characters to respond to your answer so I will send you a separate message.  Thank you!

  6. krisingreen profile image60
    krisingreenposted 22 months ago

    I guess, I would have to say my love for my family; it's what deeply matters to me.

    1. Sparklea profile image76
      Sparkleaposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Christi!  There are so many broken families it is refreshing to see your positive loving post. The love of one's family is a beautiful thing.

  7. PreetVoidCastles profile image64
    PreetVoidCastlesposted 21 months ago

    What deeply matters to me...To do good for others (as much I am capable of)..giving unconditional love (to the extent my heart can give)...make someone laugh every day(atleast if I cannot make them happy)...And yes find solace for myself in people and not things..

    And this is the most sacred desire you can ever have according to me..