You are special
A popular speaker started off a seminar by holding up a $20 note. A crowd of 300 had gathered to hear him speak.
He asked, "Who would like this $20 note?" ... 300 hands went up.
He said, "I am going to give this $20 note to one of you, but first, let me do this." He crumpled the note up.
He then asked, "Who still wants it?" ... All 300 hands were still raised.
"Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" Then he dropped the note on the ground and stomped on it with his shoes.
He picked it up, and showed it to the crowd. The $20 note was all crumpled and dirty.
"Now who still wants it?" ... All the hands still went up.
"My friends, I have just showed you a very important lesson.
No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, life crumples us and grinds us into the dirt. We make unwise decisions or deal with poor circumstances, we feel worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. All human beings are worthy. They are all born with intrinsic worth.
You are special ... don't ever forget It!
Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.
Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography
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