What is Important to You?

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We all have things in life that take our time. You know, those everyday things we tend to do just getting through life. My question to you today is “What is important to you?” I mean truly important. Yes, we have to eat, dress, shower, shop, and work. All of those everything things that get us through everyday living are important. I’m asking you to go deep within yourself and meditate on what is truly important to you.

Consider what things make your life worth while, what sparks your heart, and what you want to accomplish in life. What is your life’s purpose? What does that look like? What people are involved in that purpose?

Or maybe there are places you want to explore, find out about, or subjects you always wanted to know about. What people make your life worth waking up in the morning? Sometimes we get so caught up in every day functions we forget there are deeper things in life that make it worth living. Try taking some time to contemplate what those things are for you, write them down and create a vision to incorporate more of them into your life.

Life is way too important to waste one moment of it. Life life YOUR way and in a way that brings it the most meaning. Take the time to re-evaluate your visions and desires ever so often. There is so much to explore and so much to understand about our lives, our world, and our relationships with one another!

Loving you from here,

Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry

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Time is a Human Made Illusion

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Just recently I had the pleasure of traveling 1800 miles to see my adult children and grandchildren. My journey took me across 4 states and two time zones. What was interesting is the time in my car does not automatically change but on my cell phone it does. Coming from the south east and going to the west, the only difference I noticed was the daylight and night changes. My body wanted to fall asleep during my usual time zone but it was early for others. It really is interesting how routine our bodies are and how they can adapt and be conditioned to our environment. As long as I got at least 8 hours of sleep I knew I was alright.

The thing that struck me the most is during my travel time back and forth. As I moved along either way, it really did not matter what time it was. All that mattered was that I ate when hungry, rested when tired, and got some exercise when the journey was too overwhelming. Had I never looked at the time I really would not have noticed any change at all. It’s amazing how addicted to the time clock we are in this life. We talk about “punching a time clock” while working but actually we punch a time clock every day of our lives. The interesting thing is, it is not necessary. Aside from work, appointments and things like that, our bodies tell us what we need when we need it.

The basic things in life are timeless. Also, the most important things in life are timeless as well. These are things such as love, companionship, dedication, friendship, and living in the moment. Time does seem to march on but actually its an illusion. It’s not time that really moves forward, we just age and grow. Hopefully along the way we grow more wise, more adaptable, and more mellow as the days complete themselves. At the end of the day does it really matter what our chronological age is or how much “time” we think we have left on this earth? For children the world is timeless. They play, interact, and exist in a world of “moments“. I can see why Jesus instructed us to be as a child. Children have no real sense of aging, time frames, or stress that come from deadlines. Small children live in the moment.

I wonder how much better your life would be if you choose consciously to live in the moment like a child does? Can you imagine being relieved of the stress of thinking we know what tomorrow will bring? Actually, it’s all an illusion. We really don’t know what will unfold until it does! We gain nothing by our tears, fears, and stressors. Life will unfold as it should and will be as we choose to make it. So, what will be your choice? Will you live life like you are punching a time clock, or will you breathe into every moment no matter what it brings? Yes, things will be hard sometimes and others life will be easier. Either way, remember its all an illusion and to breathe!

Loving you from here,

Dr Rev Jenine Marie Howry