Each of us intuitively sense the preciousness of our own being. The sense of preciousness we often assign to- or seem to find within- the forms of our lives actually transcends that form. But we often make the mistake of thinking that preciousness is a characteristic of form itself. We sense the preciousness of our being, and then because all we consciously remember is our human identity, we tie that sense of preciousness to aspects of our identity. For example we may feel innate preciousness when we consider our sense of religious or national identity, behold the beauty of the human body, or as we take pride in learned behavior or personal human traits that we feel make us “who we are.”
There is nothing wrong with sensing the preciousness of the spirit within the many wondrous forms of our lives! In fact, we come here in part to do just that. But as beings who have also become somewhat “lost” in the forms of the physical universe, it can also be helpful to recognize: the preciousness that we are exists fully unto itself. We do not need the form to be, because we are ultimately not beings of form. We created form- it did not create us. We are life– which engages and entertains form, and expands itself through the experience of form. Life does not need a religious identity, a national identity, a body, or a human characteristic to exist. Rather, those things need life to exist.
The preciousness that you sense in your life is you; the preciousness that you sense in your life is your wonderful fellow spirits; the profound preciousness that you sense within everything in your life is God, by whatever name.
As you recognize this, you naturally begin to untie yourself from the form which seems to capture the preciousness of life. And as you allow yourself to rely less on form to find your sense of fulfillment, you return closer to the perfect freedom and joy that you truly are, beneath all the meaningful distractions of physical life.