Thursday, June 21, 2012

Finding Your Value

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked. "Who would like this $20 bill?"

Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you - but first, let me do this."

He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then asked. "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air.

"Well," he replied, "what if I do this?" He dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?"

Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still valuable. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by ...WHO WE ARE.

You are special - don\'t ever forget it."

When we devalue ourselves, just because we have made mistakes or fallen short of our personal goals, we set ourselves up for mental suffering with thoughts of not being good enough. You are worthy not for what you accomplish, but for your character and the innate spark of light in your soul. You may feel like your light is diminished, but always remember that it is still there, ready to be revealed in all of its brilliance. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS TO ALIGN YOURSELF WITH the aspiration to be the best person you can be.

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