I’m slowly gaining confidence in running Joy of Awareness, even though I have no idea where I’m going with this. That’s okay. I reckon that so long as I’m doing my best to create a stream of valuable insights from my own mind straight into your eyeballs, I’m doing all right.
Which brings me to the topic of this post : Value.
I’ve been pondering the concept of value for a few weeks. What is it and how can I get more of it? And who’s gonna clean up? Well, I guess I’ll cross that last bridge when I get to it, but my theory is that there’s a sort of current or stream of value that we need to learn to tap into. And the way to do that is to create and distribute value.
I’ve heard versions this theory in different contexts throughout my life, but I always kind of imagined that it was only important for valuable people. You know, the cool kids, the models, the artists, the entrepreneurs and the inventors. Which is to say, I had no idea of my own inherent value, not to mention my accumulated value.
Let me break down my thoughts here: My inherent value is my value in simply existing. Existence itself is my most valuable asset, and it won’t be taken away from me except through death, and even then it’s uncertain. My very existence is valuable to those who love me.
Realizing my inherent value was the first step for me to realize the concept of my accumulated value, by which I mean the value that I’ve forged and added onto myself through my own efforts, so to speak.
I’m referring to skills and knowledge, for the most part. The more skilled I become, the more knowledgeable about the subjects I’m interested in, the more I’ll be able to create value and exchange it via the glorious stream of value for even more value.
Bear in mind that this is still theoretical, even though I’m doing my very best to implement this into my own life every minute of every day.
As soon as this idea started to take hold a few months back, that I essentially create my own value and that the more value I create for myself, the more valuable I become to others, I had a veritable paradigm shift. I started to look at my life and attributes in terms of their value to others. What do I have that could be valuable to other people?
Well, I’ve been constantly thinking about the power of awareness in all aspects of life for the last three or four years, so I’ve gathered quite a few beautiful insights along the way that I wish someone could have shared with me when I was starting out. That was, I felt, the place to start.
That’s why I want to run Joy of Awareness like a business. For sure, I’m doing this for myself as much as for other people, but I believe a business should always be focused on delivering value to people. Easier said than done, I know, but I feel in my bones that this is the way to success in life. If I live to serve, I will get all I need in return.
With every passing day, I realize that all the time that I’ve spent on my passions, hobbies and intellectual pursuits will pay enormous dividends as soon as I take the necessary steps to extract the insights, the value, from them. And I feel like the easiest way for me to do that at this period in my life, is to put them into words.
So, that’s why I started this website. As it matures I want to eventually expand this endeavor (note: when I learn how to actually make WordPress do what I want it to do, heh!) to include multiple streams of insights and value, such as visual art, videos, audio, maybe even music. I understand now that the most important aspect of all of this is to keep learning and keep taking action.
The way I see it, if ten people, heck, even one person actually gets some true value from what I’m trying to communicate, I will have succeeded. Of course, my goal is to impact way more people than that. I want to help in whatever way I can, and in return I know the cosmos will align to help me thrive and prosper.
I love you all, now I’m gonna drink my tea.