The Empowerment Column 2016: What Really Matters
By Rev. Thabiti
Las Vegas Informer
There have been some great sayings over the years or so called “Pearls of Wisdom” to help us develop mature perception. Here are some examples:
“He who ends up with the most joys wins”
“He who dies with the most toys is still dead”
“You can’t win if you don’t play”
“Quitters Never Win – Winners Never Quit”
“You’ll never get to second base if you keep one foot on first playing it safe”
“It’s not whether you win or lose – it’s how you play the game”
“Money is not the most important thing but it ranks up there with oxygen”
“You can’t control everything but you can control your response to anything”
“It’s not the quantity of days but the quality”
“It’s not how you start in Life, it’s how you finish”
“It’s not the cards you’re dealt in life but how you play the hand”
“If you can’t beat them, join them”
“When the going gets tough is when the tough gets going”
“And this too shall pass”
When we consider what really matters in life we have to look no further than an assessment of our values. Our values determine what’s important or what matters. If it’s not important then, it does not matter. For example, if we have something in our hand that no longer has value, we throw it away. Therefore, the more valuable it is, the more important it is, and the more important something is the higher the priority it is and the more priority something is, the more it matters.
Our values determine what matters and we have a variety of values. For example we have family values or spiritual values. We also have monetary values, (which determine how much we will or won’t pay for something) and trust values such as “Don’t lie to me” or “Don’t steal from or cheat on me.”
The goal of Life is Fulfillment. Everything that lives simply wants to be satisfied. Fulfillment comes from achievement. Achievement comes from right action, right action comes from right thinking and right thinking comes from right being because before we can have a thought we must first be. Therefore what matters is how we choose to be. Are we being good, honest, compassionate and willing to serve or are we being consumed in getting as if we lack something?
Maybe what matters is how much did you live your life? How much did you enjoy this amazing gift? Did you live your life to the fullest emotionally, mentally, financially and spiritually?
Did we leave the world a better place? If so, does it matter?
This week’s message is dedicated to my beloved friend Lisa Kukla of Las Vegas who passed away only a few hours ago at the time of this writing. Lisa was one of the kindest and sweetest people in the world. She was a gift of love to us all who knew her. I now release and return Lisa to the Giver and Provider of All Things not with any grief or self pity but with abundant gratitude for the gift of friendship that she was and for all of the beautiful memories she will always be.
Reverend Thabiti is internationally known as the world’s most accurate personal forecast expert. His Time-Map System at www.ThePower.org provides illuminated directional guidance to those who want to see which way leads to what they seek to accomplish. Reverend Thabiti is also author of the books, ‘All About You.’ and ‘The Secret Wisdom of the Ages.’ He is an international expert in fasting being showcased in the upcoming movie documentary being released later this year entitled “The Illumined Ones.” He is the producer and host of the radio show “A Golden Moment” and writes the Inspiration Section in Las Vegas Woman Magazine and he also officiates at weddings, funerals and event or ceremonial invocations. You can connect with ‘The Rev’ on Twitter @52PlayingCards or email CEO@ThePower.com and he’s now available for speaking engagements at this link www.SpeakerMatch.com/profile/TheRev.