The little antidote below, by an unknown author, was forwarded to me in an email a long time ago. It spoke to me and seemed an appropriate message to share with you.
A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a twenty dollar bill. In the room of two hundred, he asked, “Who would like this twenty dollar bill?”
Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this twenty dollars to one of you, but first, let me do this.
He proceeded to crumple up the twenty dollar bill. 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, we 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 twenty dollars. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by Life and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who do love you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or whom we know, but by WHO WE ARE and WHOSE WE ARE.”
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Our own worth and our worth to each other is beyond what we can see. We suffer when life does not go the way we think it should. The ego projects feelings of being alone, unloved and worthless. The ego loves to wallow in the negative. This is when it is time to reach into the unseen reality, of who and what we are beyond the physical. Reality could be described as LOVE without conditions when viewed from the perspective of the higher realms. Have you ever wondered why someone would risk their very own life to save a strangers life? Perhaps it might be because, at a base level, we have Knowledge that we are all the One, we are each other, and we belong to each other.
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