Consider the following story of misplaced priorities. While hiking in the wilderness, I met a man whose T-shirt carried the following message: “He who dies with the most toys, wins.”
As I pondered those words, I was sure that the author meant the opposite of what he said. No one on his death bed ever stated, “I wish I had spent more time at the office.” We were put on this earth not to accumulate “toys,” but to reap the gifts of the spirit. These gifts come to us when we dedicate our lives to something greater than ourselves-a path of service in the world, the raising of a loving family, the creation of beauty through art, or any passion that inspires one.
Having lived in this manner, you can look back over your life with a real sense of fulfillment. By following the path of peace, love and joy, you will discover your true treasure-one that transcends death itself.
He who dies, having followed his heart, wins.
Affirmations for Following Your Heart
1. Joy is my compass.
2. As I follow the path of my heart, I discover my true treasure.
3. I release my unnecessary attachments to people, things, or situations in the world.
4. My spiritual growth is my top priority.
5. When I am being true to the highest and best in me, the rest of my life falls into place.
6. Create our own
Words To Consider
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth
where moth and dust doth corrupt,
where thieves break through and steal;
but lay up treasures in heaven …
for where your treasure is,
there will be your heart also.”