Sometimes it is very easy to get caught up in the capitalistic model of “doing”. After all, doing is fun. Doing is where the “action” happens. This is true and the next statement is not to say that we should not “do” things. But the reality of life is that we are not what we “do” and we are not what we “have”, we are in fact only what we “think and feel”.
Life is lived inside our heads and hearts. That is the only place it ever has been and the only place it ever will be for each of us. Consciousness is a singular activity no matter how many people we talk to about it. So life is lived from the inside out not the opposite.
There are a million interesting things to do in the world and provided we have the resources they are available to us. But as the saying goes “the meek shall inherit the earth”. Meek means “humble in spirit and action”. Meek is a million miles away from more. Humility comes from self-introspection without pride but with respect and worth.
Pride comes from within. Pride often distances us from others but nothing, in and of itself, is negative. It is all open to interpretation. This is part of the gift of consciousness. We have the ability not just to know but also to question. It is necessary and healthy to have self-worth and self-respect. In fact they are both integral to a healthy emotional state. If we do not understand our worth or respect ourselves we cannot HGH do it for others. But our worth is not more than anothers. Each has a different worth. It cannot be compared, nor should it be.
Let me use an example of something left over from days gone by. When a man and woman were getting engaged in North America in the twentieth century sometimes a cigar wrapper was used as the engagement ring. It was made from aluminum foil but it had a deep value shared between the two people. We cannot say that it is “worth” more or less than a diamond engagement ring. There is no competition happening. There is only the worth we agree upon. Whether or not a diamond was given or not was determined by available cash not by the true meaning of the exchange which is really “I love you”.
The same is true of our lives, our worth is determined by our intentions not our outward appearances or possessions. Our achievements are what matter most and these can be anything from volunteering to raising our families. We decide them but they are always value based. So in order to have the best quality of life we can we need to harmonize our thoughts and feelings to our activities. In this way we are never simply “doing something” we are always “being someone as we do something”.
So when we undertake any activity we need to choose what it is we are trying to achieve and then consciously strive to be it. If we always work towards being while doing then truly we shall build the life we love to live.