Real Value

Much of the sorry state of “people’s lives” and the world today is due to
a materialistic interpretation of life.  Pointing this out does not speak
against earning money, providing for loved ones and the needy and making the
best contribution one can to life, of which he or she is a part. That is wisdom.
Any other approach is foolishness.

It is not long before we end our sojourn on this planet and then what?
What value have you experienced and shared with your loved ones
(including neighbours, which is the rest of the world)?

The things of value in life are not measured by money or popularity
or personal importance of any sort.  Who or what you really are is more
important than any thoughts that promise glory and phantom values.

The “heart” of you is of incalculable value.
It is a treasure to discover – the very purpose of life one might say.

When the “heart” of you awakens, life reveals a new dimension.
A simple breath of sweet air can bring a feeling of ecstasy.
Normal everyday encounters reveal a new perspective regarding value.
Caring for a baby,  raising a child or sharing the joy of every precious moment of
experience are “light years” beyond the manufactured values of materialism.
The wealth of “heart”, the very substance of life – money cannot buy it.
Love is not a thing of the marketplace.

Materialism is the short-sighted view of life. It is limiting and virtually meaningless in  itself.  Whatever meaning it does have is given to it by the thoughts of those enslaved by the misdirected promises of materialism.

What is the “stuff” you are made of, and what thoughts command your attention?
Or have you caught a glimpse of your heart – a glimpse of who you really are?