I was forwarded this article below and it really resonated with me. I hope it does, with you too.
A university professor started out his class by taking out a £20 note from his back pocket. And in this lecture hall of about 200 people, he asked “How many of you would like this note?”.
Naturally all the 200 hands went up. He said, “interesting” and then said, ”Before I let you have it, let me ask you this question.“ He took the note and folded it twice and then he said, ”How many of you want this note?“ Still, 200 hands went up. Now he said, “Let me try something else.“ He took the note and crumpled it. And he said, “How many of you want this note now?” still, 200 hands went up. Finally, he chucked the note on the floor, stepped on it with his shoe and crumpled it even more, picked it back up, now with dirt and said, “how many of you want this note?” and all 200 hands were still up. He said, “Today you’ve learned an important lesson. No matter how much crumpled that note, how many times it was trodden on. You still wanted it, because it was still worth £20.”
In the same way that that £20 note held its value, so do you. No matter how many times life will tread on you. Life will crumple you, life will scrunch you, and life will squeeze you, you will always keep your value; that spark within us all of bliss, knowledge, and eternity that exists. That spark will never be taken away. Our value is not created by the price of our clothes or our bank balance or the job title that we have. See, we should be building life and not just building our CVs.