(c)  Terry Floyd Johnson, 2017  ( Zoua; the OutRyder )

 

We start losing our sense of being- inner discipline, ability to develop our sense of individuality, when we realize we aren’t self-supporting.

We need others, mother/father/food/drink, etc., and all of this must be gotten from Outside; if we want to live, then we must have plenty of all. Outside seems to be stronger, than our sense of individual action, for we need these Outside things, to be able to live, to grow, to be protected, and much more.

The more we have a sense of needing all this Outside stuff, and that we put our inner center, within these objects, we begin to see, to imagine, to know, we are dependent on Outside, and we start identifying success, and living, with what we own, what we want, and what we’re willing to do to get it.

Many, who work, see themselves, not divided from the work they do, so they see their ” usness ” , in everything Outside. We wouldn’t exist, if we didn’t have a job, and levels of success, is dependent on what you have, and the level you reach in the organization you work for.

If we lose our job, and aren’t able to get another one, we start attacking ourselves, as being unworthy, because we can’t get new work; the more time it is before we get new work, the deeper we feel distress, at now being nothing, rather than self-identifying, of what work we do, which tells everyone, who we are.

The above, is also, a dangerous, way of thinking; when the worker/boss retires, it isn’t unusual, for the former worker, to die, within a year or more, not being able to separate him/her self, from what theyve done, and now, they have no identity, for they aren’t working, they are retired, and thus have no sense of self, no sense of being someone, because they have no Outside work, to show others and oneself, who and what we are.

This ” lossness “, of knowing who you are, because of what you do or did, what you own, or what you can be generous about, giving things away; this loss of being able to do, gives to many, a very deep sense of loss, of not being worth anything, and they literally will themselves to die.

You are not what you own, what you do, or how much an expert you are in accumulating things; you know your worth, by what you do, and what you own, if these things  are worth a lot, then so are you, if not, then you’re not worthy, either.

You are not what you do, what you own, etc.; you are who you are within yourself, and your worthiness, isn’t by the above, but how you feel and act within, choosing to act in the only way you can to be true to yourself.

Your self-worth, is by how much you love yourself, positively, how you choose what you do with your daily experiences, but all of these are what you do, not what you are. You are who you choose to be, in dealing with Outside, you choose what you do, the open way you present yourself, and how you interact with your family, others, and appreciating yourself, and allowing that self-love and happiness show in everything you do.

You are priceless, for you love yourself, you choose what you do or do not do, and who you choose to hang with, and by how you help others, who again you choose to help.

Be yourself; don’t worry; be happy! Live your life to your beat, and not anyone’s else’s.

May the Microcosmic Force be with you here and now!