Know Your Value

A very intersting story forwarded by my mother.

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a Rupee 500 note. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this Rupee 500 note?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this note to one of you but first let me do this."

He proceeded to crumple the note up. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air.

"Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth Rupee 500/-. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special. Don't ever forget it! Never let yesterday's disappointments overshadow tomorrow's dreams.

Many times in life you do come across situations which break you down completely. You start questioning your existence, your thoughts, your perception about things/people, etc. The circumstances make you think that you are not worthy of anyone's time & love. But its situations like this, which really brings out your inner strength. Its the decision you make in such situations which show your inner power. People may drop you out of their lives, people may crush you in guilt, people may push you into self-questioning, but WTF..look at the minds of such people. Who are they? What are they? Watch their their inner strength.. Why should such people who dont have purity of thoughts and actions affect a pure soul like you? Not worth it..dont you think?

I stand on my ground. No matter what situation I am in, I always do what I should do and not what I could do. It might cost me a friendship, a love, a job, maybe a life, but I always do what is the right thing to do. I value my thoughts, I'm proud of my courage, my inner strength and I'm proud to be who I am.

I believe Karmanye Vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana.

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