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What Is the Ultimate Expression of Life?

Oct 29, 2021 07:29PM ● By Dr. Rodger

The ultimate expression of life is not a paycheck. The ultimate expression of life is not a Mercedes. The ultimate expression of life is not a million dollars or a bank account or a home. The ultimate expression of life is living a good life.

Here’s what we must ask constantly: “What, for me, would be a good life? You must keep going over and over the list - a list including areas such as spirituality, economics, health, relationships and recreation.

Productivity: You won’t be happy if you don’t produce. The game of life is not rest. Yes, we must rest, but only long enough to gather strength to get back to productivity.

Friendship: Is probably the greatest support system in the world, so don’t deny yourself the time to develop it. Nothing can match it. It’s extraordinary in its benefits. Friends are those wonderful people who know all about you and still like you and are and will always be there for you, no matter what!!  And we’ve all got casual friends, friends who, if you called them, they would say, “Hey, if you get back, call me and we’ll have a party.” You’ve got to have both real friends and casual friends.

Culture:  Language, music, ceremonies, traditions, dress. All of that is so vitally important that you must keep it alive. The uniqueness of all of us, when blended together, brings vitality, energy, power, influence and rightness to the world.

Spirituality:  It helps to form the foundation of the family that builds the nation. Make sure you study, practice, and teach. Do not be careless about the spiritual part of your nature because it’s what makes us who we are, i.e., different.

Your family and the inner circle: Invest in them, and they’ll invest in you. Inspire them, and they’ll inspire you. Take care of the details with your inner circle. If a father walks out of the house and he can still feel his daughter’s kiss on his face all day, he’s a powerful man. If a husband walks out of the house and he can still feel the imprint of his wife’s arms around his body, he’s invincible all day. It’s the special stuff with your inner circle that makes you strong and powerful and influential. So don’t miss that opportunity.

The prophet said, “There are many virtues and values, but here’s the greatest: one person caring for another.” There is no greater value than love.  So, make sure in your busy day to remember the true purpose and the reasons you do what you do.  

May you truly live the kind of life that will bring the fruits and the rewards that you desire.