Objects

Once we say ‘my car’ or ‘my iPhone’ or ‘my…` anything it becomes part of us in terms of how the mind reacts and perceives material physical objects.

If someone scratches our car or we crack the screen on our phone it is felt the same as if the attack was on us, like we wear scratched or injured. The mind brings pain and suffering.

Our everyday ‘consciousness’, which in reality isn’t consciousness but is a mind dominated dreamlike state, constantly in thought, has no energy for the background, which is always there and is peaceful. The mind is concerned with its mental objects, our thoughts, and our possessions, physical objects.

We rarely have a consciousness of the background, for example, a ticking clock, the crunch of the gravel as we walk, a bird singing, a car passing, someone singing, the music that is playing and so on. The mind and its fragile ego are too worried about the car being scratched or the fact that some other minor thing has happened, to even notice or give energy to the background. We completely miss it, unaware of its existence.

True beauty and amazing things happen in the background, there is calm, peace and stillness there, away from the suffering that objects bring us. Yet we will often spend our whole lives only being aware of objects mental or physical unless we choose to become truly aware of the moment and all that is there.

Self-worth

Self-worth is not derived from what you do or don’t do, what job you have or don’t have, the car on the drive or no car, the amount of money you have or don’t have, the possessions you own or don’t, what you look like, how many girlfriends/boyfriends you have had or anything in the past or future or now.

We are all born worthy and we will all die worthy, we are spiritual beings and our soul and energy are not defined by the world and what happens. It is only the mind and the collective mind that tricks us into the illusion that self-worth has to be earnt and can come or go based on our achievements, wealth, number of friends or any other societal measures created to be able to judge us and compare us with others.

If we know that we are worthy no matter what, life is joyful and peaceful in this moment.