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What’s Important?


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



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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