People do protect what they love. Their pets, their children, even their cars huh?
Do you protect your own health , your teeth? Your ability to walk and see?
Your thoughts on this matter do matter very much.
Some people have a talent that needs to have their hands stay strong and so are careful to not do unnecessary sports or activities that might damage their hands.
Some people have a voice that sings , and they make a living doing this and bring a lot of joy to others... do they learn how to protect their voice? I believe they do!
Learning how to protect our happiness, our ability to sleep, keep a roof over our heads... that is hard for some in crisis.
Another person might want to protect their future security by saving up money.
It is interesting to think about , where do we draw the line with normal protecting and overly fearing,.. become obsessed? This is a balance that prayer can aid us in.
If we are saving lots of money , perhaps donate a portion to some great cause or agency or a family member that truly needs help.
If there is a talent that you have and you are not nurturing it due to being " too busy" or because of people needing your help, this is a balance too.
Think of providing yourself with 10 mins at first to create per day, no matter what it is, do some creating.
If it is baking bread, if it is drawing a piece of fruit, if it is planting a tree... these things create beauty in the world.
Do them with love.
Protect what you love by loving your closest friends and your family members and mate , if you have been lucky enough to have these people.
Keep them close to you by extending your love and protection in a suitable way.
Stay close, stay in touch, create , protect.