When I saw this, I thought how true. Only when we’ve figured out what truly defines us, what makes us …. well, us, can we then focus on what’s important, and everything else becomes white noise.
Sadly, a lot of times, we allow ourselves to listen only to the white noise – our job titles, how much money we have, how others see us, how we compare to others or by what is expected of us. And we allow these things to shape how we view ourselves, our self-worth and our happiness in life.
If we want to be happy, we need to take a step back and take a good hard look at ourselves and our lives. What are we living for? What do we want to live for? But then again, how we define ourselves will change with the seasons of our life or be molded by our different life experiences.
I started this post thinking how difficult can it be describing what makes up our core. Barely three paragraphs in, and I’m realizing these questions really screw with your mind. I’m having problems even phrasing the correct questions in my head.
I wonder if it would be easier to simply ask:
If you were to die tomorrow, what would matter most today?