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  1. Gaia

    The people in my life I care about, and who cares about me. To express and give love to others. To explore, change and learn

    3 years ago
  2. ch

    Hearing the voices of my loved ones.

    3 years ago
  3. Don Jones

    The Source of it all.

    3 years ago
  4. O.Christina

    When I was with a client yesterday, it mattered to me that she could open up to a wider perspective, that it worked to have her touching the beauty and truth of our awe-inspiring existence through guided meditation and mindful centeredness, which for the first time also led her to gain much deeper understanding of her personal situation and that of her family. Deeply grateful that she could open up.
    What matters to me is to be of service to help others to find back to the inner light of His Love, which we all share, the basis of our interconnected being here, in all ways possible and so to possibly help to make this world a little better place for all.

    3 years ago
  5. Antoinette

    Truth and love

    3 years ago
  6. M

    What really matters to me comes out in what I say and do in my unguarded moments, and it’s not usually what I would tell others really matters. Gratefulness is one tool God has provided for my use during what promises to be a lifelong pursuit of personal integrity.

    3 years ago
  7. d

    Thriving, giving.

    3 years ago
  8. Elaine

    Such a broad question I’m going to hone in here. The noticing practice I’m following invites me today to notice the taste of water. Yes, the taste. It is delicious! What matters is that water is safe to drink, that commodification ends before it’s privatized everywhere, that it’s protected from toxicity, that it is recognized as a nonnegotiable human right and available to everyone everywhere, that those with perfectly good tap water stop buying it in single use plastic bottles. End of rant for today 🙂

    3 years ago
  9. Carol

    What matters is that I be willing to evolve. I think that is my job. I think it is the job of our species. I wrote this poem on what matters:

    The Buck Stops Here

    God, You are not a Being.
    You are Being it’s self,
    ever faithful, ever present,
    in my joy and my sorrow.

    Your vulnerability
    humbles me beyond belief
    and at times,
    leaves me lonely and afraid.

    You see, I’ve come to know my choices matter.
    They either nurture or destroy the gift of life.
    Why? Because, You have made us all Creator
    and I don’t want the responsibility!

    Why don’t You change the game?
    Just fix everything?
    “It’s not possible,” You say.
    “I have to change. It’s called free will,” You say.

    “Become the peace I seek.”
    “Share it with all I meet.”
    “It’s an inside job,” You say.
    “That begins and ends with me.”

    3 years ago
  10. d

    To be a decent warm kind loving human being. Words I use to describe my Mother.

    Being strong and courageous so I can live with a gentle heart, I want a gentle life. It is in my lineage of incredibly strong women to do this.

    Finding a path to increase my spiritual wisdom by supercharging what is already there and stop fighting what is not.

    3 years ago
  11. Linda

    Being a decent person.

    3 years ago
  12. Mica

    What really matters to me? Wow – I fussed about so many things last night – the way my macbook is ‘bleeding,’ the fact that, tho my birthday is on a Sunday tomorrow, my son is not offering his usual Sunday dinner [celebration will be a week later], and so on. The environmental state of Earth is one thing that matters to me, but what, pray tell, can I actually do?? I’ll keep thinking about this..

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      Happy birthday Mica!

      3 years ago
      1. Mica

        Thank you, dear Michele! After I got over fussing about it, I invited my daughter out for coffee and she countered with a brunch offer, so I am indeed getting to celebrate with one of my children on my birthday. ‘Funny how useful it is to stop fussing about things 😊

        3 years ago
  13. Holly in Ohio

    We do not “make other people happy,” but we can go far in supporting and loving our family and close ones so they can make their own happiness. They matter to me.

    In a wider circle, people matter to me, and I hope I serve my community.

    And the planet matters to me.

    3 years ago
  14. Maeve

    Having joy and enjoying what I do and what I experience. Being with family, delighting in conversations with friends and people I meet and interact with, including my students and staff at school.

    And loving and deeply caring for the Earth, our home.

    3 years ago
  15. J

    Such a simple one syllable word…yet holds so much meaning-
    Justice, equality, love, unity, acceptance
    Sunrises, sunsets, the ocean, lake, water, snowfall, the stars
    Birds chirping, children giggling, campfires, rain drops, a fountain
    A gentle breeze, the warmth of the sun, a hand held…

    3 years ago
  16. Marnie Jackson

    My family and giving back to the world

    3 years ago
  17. Hermann-Josef

    To stay in contact with inner peace. To think and do the right thing in the right moment. To be openhearted…

    3 years ago
  18. C
    Caroline Davis

    Honesty within myself and close connections along with integrity; if you say you are going to do it, then do it, and lastly, peace of mind…wholeness of body and spirit.

    3 years ago
  19. Patricia

    Different things, different times. Family, investing in the next generation, giving unconditional love, trying to live like a follower of Jesus…. making a difference (in a good way!)… being useful. Caring about and being a good steward of the earth….caring about and being a good steward of my physical body…

    3 years ago
  20. devy

    My spirituality. My faith and looking at the greater picture helps me deal with things going on around myself and the world. The principles allow me to know that their is more to life than just living and that our individual energies connect everything not just here but in the afterlife as well. This gives me hope, love and compassion and most of all gratitude

    3 years ago
  21. Carla

    Living by spiritual principles; kinship with bio family & family of choice.

    3 years ago
  22. Christine

    The other person.

    3 years ago
  23. Cathie

    Trying to augment the Kingdom of love, and peace.

    3 years ago
  24. Kevin

    Many, many things matter to me! And the things that don’t matter to me I pay little to no attention to anyway.

    BTW: Today’s question, in my impish mind, is right up there with, “If a goldfish should want a vacation, who would know?” 😊

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thank you, Kevin – you make me laugh. I appreciate that!

      3 years ago
    2. Cathie

      LOL! That is a new one to me:)

      3 years ago
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    3 years ago
  26. K

    Health, family, friends and a feeling of purpose.

    3 years ago
    1. Maeve

      Yes, that’s it for me as well.

      3 years ago
  27. Ed Schulte

    “Few things matter much. Most things don’t matter at all” DASKALOS

    One of the “few”, is contained in the closing off of my morning meditation exercise ….

    St. Paul said, “beloved ones, do not quench this spirit” so don’t allow this spirit within you to be extinguished.”…………

    ……….The love and blessings of the beloved Christ are in you and in your family and in the whole world. Slowly…slowly feel your human existence ….and…..consciously ……spread his love and blessings to the material world”

    3 years ago
  28. Michele

    My family.

    3 years ago
  29. Mary Pat

    Being with my family today really matters to me. We are having our annual ThanksChristmas Party today. Because of past traumas in our family, we choose to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas on a day when there are no triggers for anyone. We have done this for years, and it has been a great decision.

    Some years we have had a theme, and all dressed up in costumes. Doing this gave us a kind of distance emotionally, and it worked beautifully. We all chose a Doctor Who character. That year we did it around Halloween.
    Other years we have gathered and had a low key celebration. It just depends on how the year has been, and where everyone is emotionally. We did not meet when Covid had us in lockdown, but we did Zoom.
    It started out taking place in the summer months, but gradually shifted to happen between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It has been one of the best ideas I have ever had for our family. And we have been doing it for over 11 years.

    As we have healed through the years, the Celebration has moved, but only when almost all members were able to meet without intense family triggers.
    We have one member who was given up for adoption, and he really tries to come, but sometimes the pain is still too much.
    We let him know he is always welcome, but we understand, and respect and honor where he is….he has, over the years, developed a relationship with some of the younger members of the family, and that matters very much.
    So, with the new variant out there, we are still going through with it, and hope we are safe. We will wear masks, except when we eat, but will social distance. Say a prayer for us… husband and I are very much at risk……
    I saw a friend the other day, and asked her if her family were getting together for Christmas. She told me her family is so fractured they do not get together for anything anymore. Ever. They do not see each other at all.
    I am so grateful for my family, even though we are far from what you would think is the ideal family. We have survived.
    So it really matters to me that today happens.

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      Have a wonderful time with your celebration today Mary Pat.

      3 years ago
  30. sunnypatti48317

    Love. Family. Happiness. Being kind – to others, to myself, and to the earth. Sharing light with all I encounter. Making conscious connections.

    3 years ago

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