What is worth?
Humans compare things, we are comparing machines, we are good at it, we notice differences and we decide whether those differences improve or worsen our life situation. It is our core skill when things are better, we are rewarded with happiness or at least a nice chemical and hormone treat, we all know the feeling when we find a new food we like or a new friend who we connect with immediately, we move to a happier state.
However as we are so good at it, we try to apply it to everything, which can cause problems, we can by default automatically assume that everything is binary, worse or better. We then use the idea of comparing for ideas and concepts that do not an inherent scale of better and worse. Worth is one of those ideas that we think of as having a scale, we think of it as being a sum total of someone's achievement and character, and as such we use it to compare ourselves against a standard of worth which we never quite define.
We see the great baseball players and think because they have hit a hundred home runs or pitched a perfect game, that their worth has increased, that they are greater because of their achievement. This is not to take away anything from their achievement, but if you ask an Olympic gold medal winner how they feel after winning, they almost always start talking about what they are going to do next, and if you pressed them on the point, they will start talking about how pleased they are that all the training and hard work has paid off. The achievement itself barely gets a mention, they do not think achievement in and of itself is the important point in their journey or something that it is an object of worth to be treasured.
Though they will tell what sport has done to improve their work ethic and achievement, it is certainly an indicator of their current character, but does that make you worthy, athletics are self-motivated, hard working and are probably self-critical, though they would not describe themselves as worthy because of it, they would say they had had to learn hard lessons. Most of the good people I know, are good because they have leanrt their lessons from being indifferent, they have made mistakes again and again. The happy people have been depressed, the kind people have been greedy and the peaceful people have been aggressive. What we identify as worthy behavior is the result of a journey from the other extreme. You only learn not to be angry, if you have had a temper. So to be worthy, is it necessary to be unworthy first, or are we merely making the assumption that what we see now is an external part of their nature rather than something that is earnt. We are all growing beings of consciousness and we do not get to a finishing line and get that gold medal, we carry on growing and improving but worth is not dependent on improving or making the effort, that is just the human experience.
What if instead, we actually all have the same amount of worth, a single unit of worth, nothing you can do will increase or use it up, we carry the same amount from when we are born to when we die. As what are you waiting for to be worthy of, what do you think the reward is? Give yourself the recognition of being worthy now.
When I speak of worth, it is being worthy of being loved and loving as if your love is worth giving. You do not have to wait to be told you are worth loving, you do not need a license or permission. We are born with love in our core programming, we are part of a single collective consciousness that includes but is not limited to the whole of humanity, love is simply the way that one consciousness speaks to another. The idea that babies or someone in a hospice has less worth seems quite rightly offensive to most people, so why apply a harsher criteria to anybody else, especially to yourself.
Love does not limit itself to certain types of people, love is not containable, each person is worthy of love and even if it is the love of self, that love is not limited by love itself, you love everyone, and if you love everyone, you have to love yourself. Love has an universal speed and area effect, love moves towards and away at the same relative motion and it is everywhere. It does not decide if you are worthy or if you are below it. It is the universal field that connects every point in every universe at every time, and your worth is a direct effect of that love that is shared equally with everyone, it is a constant, only your perception can change. You can not become more worthy, you can only appreciate the worth you already have.