Monthly Archives: February 2015

SEVEN WONDERS OF OUR WORLD: DO WE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE?

Like many numbers, the number 7 has many interesting manifestations. Perhaps the greatest and most well-known is the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

  1. Great Pyramid of Giza
  2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  3. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  4. Status of Zeus at Olympia
  5. Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
  6. Colossus of Rhodes
  7. Lighthouse of Alexandria.

While this is interesting to know, I believe that a much more important piece of knowledge for each of us is whether we know the answer to the following question – “Do we know what the 7 Wonders of our World Are?”

I have given this some thought recently, from my own perspective, and have concluded that the following seven items are what are important for me right now. I have ordered them in what I believe is the appropriate order of importance; however this may change over time, as it has throughout my life.

  1. Family
  2. Health
  3. Security (Financial)
  4. Continual Learning
  5. Community
  6. Philanthropy
  7. Spirituality

I challenging each of you over the next 7 days to collate the 7 most important items in your life and, as best you can, list them in order of importance. Then more importantly, each and every day afterwards focus on allocating your time and commitment to these items. Treat the rest of what you deal with on a daily basis with equanimity.