The need to measure

If you measure your life based on achievements, well what you achieve is what you feel you are worth.

If you measure your life based on money, well what money you have is how valuable you feel.

If you measure your life on friends on social media or likes or any other form of attention, then how many friends, likes, and attention you have/get is how loved or appreciated or special you’ll feel.

If you measure your success on material things, such as a house, car, belongings then how much stuff and how big your stuff is will determine your success.

If you measure your life on the job and the title then the bigger the perceived job and title, the more important you’ll feel.

The challenge with measuring your life in any way is that all forms are temporary, so the big house or important job will go, the money in the bank too. In fact, it all will, including your own physical carnation.

In order to measure, you’ll have to compare yourself to others and there will always be someone you perceive to have more, so you will actually find yourself in a constant state of dissatisfaction and constant lack.

Finally, our worth is not measurable, we are born with a deep inner soul, that is worthy whatever occurs in the mind-possessed state that most live their lives, the one full of comparison, measurement, judgement and our ego-lead story of ‘me’.

In a fully conscious and aware state, we realise that this current moment is all that matters and so whatever happened or whatever we had before is not relevant it is gone, it is just memory in our mind.

Real soulful life is free of the need to measure, it is about just being.

A wealth of…

It’s strange that we only look at wealth, and conversely poverty, in terms of money.

Why do we never measure or chase a wealth of love, a wealth of kindness, a wealth of joy, a wealth of peace, a wealth of consciousness? If you had a wealth of those things, then there would be no need to measure ourselves against each other, we’d realise we are all the same no matter what.

Why do we not reach out to people suffering from a poverty of kindness, love, joy, peace and so on? Why do we not fill our schools with learning about real wealth, instead of preparing people to earn money?

Funny how human society measures itself. The fact that we need to compare at all is strange.