The Most Important Thing to Remember is the Most Important Thing
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: The most important thing is knowing the most important thing. Simplicity is acquired via a hierarchy of importance. Some things matter the most, while other aspects of your life are important and optional. If you made a list of the 5 most indispensable qualities that you cannot live without, how much do they cost? Most likely almost nothing. So I ask you: which path are you on? Are you creating an impressive lifestyle, or creating a fulfilling life? The most important thing is knowing the most important thing.
Choosing to organize your life around what matters to you is a fundamental choice. The motivation behind obligation is different than choice. Music is not made out of obligation, it’s created out of generative love. It is made for its own sake, not obligation. I found that many people set up their own obligations as a way of avoiding the confrontation of their own freedom. The help create conflicts to manipulate themselves into action because it’s an easier alternative than the creative process of desiring and deciding to create something that matters.
When we remove our identities from the creative process, we let go of justifying what really does matter, and begin living fully. What matters either does or doesn’t, it requires no further explanation. Many people walk through life not knowing what matters to them. They cloak a deep sense of powerlessness by remaining unclear as a preemptive strike to avoid failure. But suddenly they wake up one day with the capacity to end the hypnosis of their conceptual fear. Instead, they choose an alternative way to organize their actions: The most important thing! What matters most to them becomes a predominant creative force in organizing their decisions.
What matters to you right now in your life? To what do you want to devote your life spirit and energy? If you could live your life over again, what would you have done differently? And what’s the first step toward moving this aim into being? This step will bring forth new information and learning, from which your creative process fosters new capacity. You will begin creating something separate from what you know.
Two things to keep in mind: 1) What is your vision? And…2) where are you now relative to it? Honesty and Love. You must keep this in view side by side: vision and current reality. These two forces are the most catalytic in terms of bringing new creations into the world through you, because between them tension naturally seeks to resolve the discrepancy between what you have and what you want. It’s like stacking nature’s laws in your favor by positioning the path of least resistance where energy is easiest to flow.
What is the most important thing? That’s a very personal question. It is that which you deeply to desire to create most. And that can be the one thing that your focus serves. What is the most important thing? What aspect of your career life motivates or fascinates you the most? What could become possible if this becomes the centerpiece of your creative process? It’s just one choice away from you.