What’s important? You’re important. You don’t need to do anything to be important. You don’t need to achieve enlightenment or accomplish a noble goal to be important. You’re very special…always. You are important because of your actual presence in life.
You are not your feelings or thoughts or the content of your awareness. None of these are who you are. You are the fullness of Being, the substance of your presence.
This does not mean that you give up your goals. You continue with your work, but now you are present in all your ups and downs. The preciousness of your being can now be felt at all times.
Just to be is a blessing.
Just to live is holy.
- Rabbi Abraham Heschel
Rabbi Moshe’s disciples were once asked, “What was most important to your teacher?” They responded, “Whatever he happened to be doing at the moment.”
When we allow ourselves to be aware of our present being, we gradually discover a vivid, magical quality to life.
Cite: Losing the Weight of the World: A Spiritual Diet to Nourish the Soul by Jonathan Kramer, and Diane Dunaway Kramer