“First, if you choose a thing that will not last forever, what you chose is valueless. A temporary value is without all value. Time can never take away a value that is real. What fades and dies was never there, and makes no offering to him who chooses it. He is deceived by nothing in a form he thinks he likes.”
Nice. Straight forward and to the point. It may appear that this criteria makes EVERYTHING you would choose of little or no value but wait there’s a second factor.
“Next, if you choose to take a thing away from someone else, you will have nothing left. This is because when you deny his right to everything, you have denied your own. You therefore will not recognize the thing you really have, denying they are there. Who seeks to take away has been deceived by the illusion loss can offer gain. Yet loss must offer loss and nothing more.”
I guess when Jesus says ” your Kingdom is not of this world”, He means it. And then there’s the practical aspect of looking at how you value things and what you value. But you are going to have to get honest, and look in your own mind,
“Your next consideration is the one on which the others rest. Why is the choice
you make of value to you? What attracts your mind to it? What purpose does it serve? Here it is easiest of all to be deceived, for what the ego wants it fails to recognize. It does not even tell the truth as it perceives it, for it needs to keep the halo which it uses to protect its goals from tarnish and from rust, that you may see how innocent it is.”
I sincerely hope this has helped you in how you go about the process of deciding what it is you value here.