How do we get to a place where we feel we don't matter? What makes us forget who we are and why we are here? Why have people forgotten what is really important?
Well, many of us feel we only have worth because of what our society taught us. The educational system emphasizes early on that we are only good enough if we have good grades to be successful...And how is success defined? One is trained to think that he/she is successful if he/she attains a position of power and has a lot of money. So power and greed have become ingrained in our brains as being the reason for living since we have been children.
If we aren't powerful or wealthy, we often look for ways to attain that, even if it requires dishonesty or unlawfulness. And, unfortunately, many of the wealthy feel that they still don't have 'enough.' Lying, stealing, and cheating have become strategies for many because if they aren't in a place of power or wealthy, they feel they do not matter...
How do we change this? One possible solution is to revamp the educational system and provide a conscious-based, relevant and practical education. Children need to learn early on that each one of them is unique with special gifts. Teachers need to help them hone these gifts; teaching to the tests are creating robotic and depressed children. They need to be taught to connect with their spirit and the natural world around them, understanding that everyone and everything has a purpose. Becoming internally referenced as opposed to externally referenced will allow them to recognize that all their answers are within.
Years ago,I had felt that I was "nobody" unless I had money and a prestigious position. It wasn't until I shifted my thinking into recognizing that what is really important is living in peace, love and joy. One does not need to have money and power to have these things. Having self love and trusting the Universe to give me what I need has allowed me to see my life as a gift.
It has become my purpose to help others recognize that they are "somebody." We are children of God and have a purpose on this Earth. All we need to do is go within and listen.
Les Be Well community leader