One of the most important principles in life is to “focus on what really matters”.
The Centered Life Model translates the meaning of this principle as follows:
- focus: develop the capability of concentrating and persisting on your objectives through relaxation exercised and meditation
- on what: be curious toward life and open, so to explore and learn new things
- really matters: understand who you are and your values, then align your life to them
Think about all activities you carry out that are not needed for your survival and do not support your personal growth. Think about the time you waste doing things that do not develop and nurture your relationship with the people you love.
“What really matters” is what belongs to your values and allows you to build something meaningful for you; so, tomorrow, you can turn and look at your past and say “all I have done had a meaning” instead of finding nothing behind you.
But we need to be realistic: if the mind has been fully involved in worthless activities for a while, the awareness of the important things in life may not be enough to change direction. This is the reason why relaxation exercises and meditation are recommended; because, in this case, it is important to stop and develop the capability to refocus and take action.
The Centered Life Model does not tell what values you should have or who you should be. It is up to you to discover them, but clearly states “please focus on what really matters”.
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