Know your Value

One day a young boy asked his father, “what is the value of my life?”. Instead of answering, the father told his son, “take this rock and go sell it at the market. If anybody asks the price, raise two fingers and don’t say anything”, instructed the father. The boy then went to the market and a woman asked, “How much is this rock? I want to put it in my garden”. The boy didn’t say anything but raised up his two fingers, and the woman said “2 dollars? I will take it”. The boy went home and told his father, “a woman wants to buy this rock for 2 dollars”. The father then said, “Son, I want you to take this r ock to a museum, if anybody wants to buy it, don’t say a word, just put up your two fingers”. The boy then went to the museum and a man showed up wanting to buy the rock, the boy didn’t say a word but put up 2 fingers and the man said “$200? I will take it”. The boy was shocked, went running home and told his father, “A man wants to buy this rock for $200”.

His father then said, “Son, the last place I want you to take this rock is to a precious stone store, show it to the owner and don’t say a word, and if he asks the price, just raise up your two fingers”. The son then ran to a precious stone store, he shored the rock to the owner, “Where did you find this stone? it is one of the rarest stones in the world, I must have it! How much would you sell it for?”. The boy put up his two fingers and the man said “I will take it for $200,000”. The boy not knowing what to say, ran home to his father and told him that there’s a man that wants to buy the stone for $200,000, his father then asked, “Son, do you know the value of your life now?”

“It matters where you decide to place yourself”

You see it doesn’t matter where you come from, where you were born, the colour of your skin, or how much money you were born into. It matters where you decide to place yourself, the people you surround yourself with, and how you choose to carry yourself. You may have lived your whole life thinking that you were a $2 stone. You may have lived your whole life surrounded by people that saw your worth for only $2, but everybody has a diamond inside them, and we can choose to surround ourselves with people that see our value and see the diamond inside of us. We can choose to put ourselves in a market or put ourselves in a precious stone store. You can also choose to see the value in other people. You can help other people see the diamond inside of them.

Choose wisely who you surround yourself with.

 

-Sean Buranahiran

Secret

5194B9E8-2C85-478D-B7CD-6D5F03BD518B.jpegThe greatest secret of all, we can create our own happiness just by speaking love into existence. Each and everyone of you has the power to create positive energy. Say I love you to plants and people as you walk by in your head. I guarantee you that positive ripples in this plane you create will magnify and positive will seek you. Like attracts like. Spread LOVE.

Social Media

The black mirror theory.

As humans evolve mentally from basic individuals that merely just survived to a culture that we thrive on innovation, arises many questions if it’s a good thing or not.

Without a doubt new technology has saved lives and made others lives better, but with anything humans touch has the potential to be used for great harm. The internet is by far probably one of the greatest impacts on society as we know it, it literally changed mankind.

People now have access to something that just forty years ago wasn’t even comprehensible. Did we evolve too fast? I ask this question because with the advancements of technology especially in the communication aspect, we as humans have forgotten how to interact without devices. I was at a coffee shop today and everyone inside from all ages, male or female were on either a laptop or a smartphone. Stargazing into a black mirror, not knowing that the images on the screen are not even real in the sense that right in front of them is real and they are choosing to disregard it and live through the screen. What happen to just sitting around and talking to one another? Why must we be so reliant on smart devices?

This made me wonder why are we connected but so disconnected from each other? Is this the beginning of the end? When was the last time you saw strangers engaged in conversation without glancing at their phone? It’s becoming more and more of a rare occurrence for myself.

There’s too much access at our fingertips and we abuse it (well must of us do). There needs to be a coffee shop or restaurant that won’t even allow cell phones. People make the excuse, “what if an emergency happens?” Well we’ve been on this planet a lot longer than the cell phone and our ancestors seemed to do just fine.

Observation

Anxiety created.

Guy sitting next to me at the barber showing frustration he’s been waiting almost an hour, since he signed in on the sheet. Which indicates he clearly didn’t have an appointment. And it dawned on me, if he made an appointment before hand he wouldn’t be pressed for time and showing anxiety about it. When in reality he created his own anxiety by not doing so. The crazy thing is he’s just siting there fidgeting around not even realizing he caused this, Instead of being mad at “others” for taking so long he should be mad at himself for not being on top of his priorities. Deflecting responsibility and then creating anxiety, all self inflicting.

Self Image

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I do not care about the perceptions of me, cause me is me, not what someone’s perception of me is. People have different views thus their perceptions can vary. Everyone technically is a mirror to ones self identify and to be fully introspective you have to free yourself from the mirrors. One must understand not everyone will have the same mirror, some people’s mirrors might be broken, or cloudy, some might be in odd shapes. The reflection is what we come to use as our self identity. From the time of infancy to adult age, we have subconsciously learned certain emotions, body language, language, words, actions produce a specific reflection from another. If your reality is based off your reflection of others this is a belief system– doesn’t mean it’s real. Shatter those mirrors that block your true self, you are you. Become your own mirror.