Everyone And Everything Are Not Worth It

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Do not accept everybody, every little thing, and all aspects as worthy of you and your goodness. 

There is another way of interacting with the world – where you defend or declare your worth until what you are receiving is equal to it. Then you are living in union with your value, rather than living to fight a sea of currents that are working against you. 

The thing is – it can’t matter whether you are “successful” or not. What will matter is whether you can find and sustain a flow of joyfulness and divine creativity. 

Be a sucker for elegance and pure, profound peace. That’s the gold in this life. 

With poor, underperforming partners scurrying around myriad false promises, the delicious type of flow I am speaking about is near impossible to establish and sustain. You must clean the house occasionally to make room for an absolute divine intelligence to permeate your ecosystem.

In addition to seeking a life more immersed in The Dharma, the essence of what I am sharing here is at the heart of self-worth and in the bosom of the pursuit of a life that resonates with one’s deepest values and joys. After all, your purest Self knows best.

Why embolden the relentless struggle against the external currents of societal expectations, weak partners, limited passions, and superficial success? You are an unbridled essence traversing toward a beautiful, profound nothingness. This is freedom!

You are The Universe, after all. 

Ancient Hindu and Buddhist teachings have long advocated for this type of Being, where we create lives of inner peace, joy, and harmony with The Divine. As discerning souls, we embrace a deep inner sense of Self and declare our lives sacred, happy, and whole.

The Pursuit of Inner Value Over External Success

In everything we do, we must challenge the conventional pursuits of success and “manifestation,” advocating instead for a life aligned with one’s inherent worth and inner joy. 

While this might result in less candy, passion, pizazz, and hilarity, it aligns with the Bhagavad Gita’s teachings, where Lord Krishna emphasizes performing one’s duty with detachment from the outcomes: “You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction.” 

This encapsulates the essence of living in harmony with one’s dharma (duty) while remaining detached from the fruits of one’s actions, focusing instead on sustaining a flow of joyfulness and divine creativity.

Knowing that you are truly divine will inspire you to dig deeper before you enable or immerse yourself in what was never fulfilling or truly meant for you. 

Detachment and the Flow of Divine Creativity

Detachment, a key principle in both Hindu and Buddhist philosophies, is not about renunciation of the world but about engaging with it from a place of inner freedom and peace. 

The idea that everyone and everything could not be worthy of you, echoes the Buddhist concept of discernment (prajna) in choosing paths that lead to enlightenment and the pure Self, rather than those mired in delusion and suffering. 

The Dhammapada, a collection of sayings of the Buddha, states, “Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with an impure mind a person speaks or acts suffering follows him like the wheel that follows the foot of the ox.”

Joyfulness as the Ultimate Measure of Success

The pursuit of joyfulness and divine creativity as the ultimate measure of success is profoundly spiritual. It reflects the Hindu concept of Ananda (bliss) as the true nature of the Self. The Chandogya Upanishad’s declaration, “You are that,” (Tat Tvam Asi) invites the realization that one’s true Self is not separate from The Ultimate Reality, which is pure consciousness and bliss.

Always seek a flow of divine and sweet fulfillment within you so that you may transcend the mere attainment of material success or social validation. This is the way – the path – the abundant journey – to realize your unity with The Divine.

Cleaning House for Divine Intelligence

The metaphor of cleaning a house to make room for divine intelligence speaks to the practice of purification in spiritual traditions. In Hinduism, this is seen in the concept of Saucha (cleanliness) as one of the Niyamas (observances) in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, which emphasize purity of mind, body, and surroundings as essential for spiritual growth.

Similarly, in Buddhism, the practice of Sila (moral conduct) is foundational for creating the conditions for enlightenment to arise. Both traditions understand that a cluttered life, filled with distractions and false promises, impedes the flow of divine energy and creativity.

Sometimes the mold, the form, the oppressive structures seek us out to confine us so that we can break through to the other experience – a new reality.

It takes the masculine and feminine working in harmony—and sometimes yielding to each other—so that pure, relentless, and aligned manifestations can come to light.

How Do I Apply These Profound Teachings?

Drop it. 

Say goodbye. 

Close the door.

Relinquish control. 

Reduce the relationship to a suggestion rather than a requirement. 

Move on. 

Un-habitize your Self.

Find a new tickle partner.

Drop the broken promises at the door. 

Throw out the trash.

Forgive it and forget it.

Let it all go – then go deeper.

Seek the gold rather than the aluminum foil.

Truly, who are you but pure, unrelenting energy flowing into and with a divine Universe toward your acceptance of your eternal nature.

Amma On Happiness

Mata Amritanandamayi, affectionately known as Amma (Mother), is a profound and illuminating enlightened master. Her teachings emphasize love, compassion, selflessness, and the importance of inner peace in one’s life. 

Amma teaches that true happiness comes from within and that one’s value cannot be determined by external achievements or possessions. She emphasizes the importance of Self-awareness, inner peace, and the practice of Selfless service (Seva) as pathways to discovering one’s true Self and living a fulfilling life in harmony with The Divine.

“Children, the real measure of our worth is how much more we give in love than we take in selfishness. Selfless love is the essence of spirituality. With selfless love, a flower of inner peace will bloom within us, spreading its fragrance throughout the entire world.”

~ Amma

Living in Union with One’s Value

The teachings of Amma and the ancient Hindu and Buddhist masters offer profound insights into the importance of living a life that is true to one’s inner and divine value, detached from external measures of success, and in constant pursuit of joyfulness, elegance, and divine creativity. 

This path, marked by discernment, detachment, and a commitment to inner purity, invites a deeper engagement with life’s true purpose, beyond the superficial and ephemeral. It places you in the heart of pure bliss.

Beyond skin and bones, passion and momentum: This new way of life encourages an alignment with the divine intelligence that orchestrates the mysteries of The Universe to our favor. It fosters a life of profound peace, purity, divine immersion, and eternal fulfillment.

Evaluate what you engage in your life. Look at all of it. Seek to uplift yourself out of the muck, out of the shadows and into the pure light emanating throughout spacetime. YOU ARE ALL OF IT!

The Shankara Oracle is a profound tool to help you come to know yourself deeply.

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