Curiosity, I believe, is the most important thing in life. It is our ability to ask questions, to learn new things, and to lose ourselves in wonder that makes life meaningful. Without curiosity, there is no freedom, love or creativity. Without curiosity, we become mere buoys tossed about in the tides of experience. Without curiosity, we lose our souls. But with curiosity, great things can happen. We can change the world, and we can change ourselves. In the end, being curious is precisely what it means to be human.
What’s most important to me?
Being HAPPY in the journey to reaching my goals.
The Paradox of Intention says…
Thinking that you will be happier when you get richer, thinner, prettier, etc. is a setup for disappointment.
Being happy NOW is hard for some of us because of old negative memories stored in our subconscious. What’s in our subconscious drives 90% of our beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
So if the subconscious is loaded with memories of devaluing experiences, then it’s hard to believe in ourselves and move forward with authentic happiness. These old memories contribute to our fears, self-sabotage, lack of confidence, low self-esteem… and just feeling STUCK.
The “polluted” subconscious full of faulty negative core beliefs… such as “I’m not lovable, I’m not worthy, I’m not enough”… is the reason why there’s an epidemic of low self-esteem.
We can’t just snap our fingers and say we’re “over it” unless we have done the work around our past through coaches, healers and licensed mental health professionals.
Silently holding on to the old hurts and never addressing the needs of those “wounded parts” can eventually explode into mood disorders and physical illnesses. It’s the mind/body connection thing.
So being happy NOW and loving yourself unconditionally will give you the GUTS to jump into the unfamiliar and take risks in the journey to reaching your goals.
(BTW – You will love yourself unconditionally when you address the old hurts residing in your subconscious.)
Psychologist Abraham Maslow (of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs) famously said…
Jim Loehr (author of “Power of Full Engagement”) said…
These are the reasons why happiness in the now is so important to me.
The bonds we make, are for me the most important thing in life – the positive connections we make to other human beings, the way we treat other people and the way we let love and kindness into our lives at every opportunity. That for me is the most important thing. Simple really.
Exploration and continuous growth – in all aspects of life, intellectually and emotionally.
Self Love is the most important thing to me in my life. Both for me to have self love and to share my life with people that love themselves. If I don’t have a genuine feeling of valuing myself and loving myself exactly the way I am in this moment, I have nothing to share.
Easier said than done, however it’s actually a relief to know that in order to love others and share with others we need to love ourselves.
Self-development, health, journeys. To love and feel love of my close people :)