Any business consultant or marketing ‘how to…’ article will have a passionate fixation on how you ‘provide value’ to your customers/followers/readers. Unfortunately, I’m not very good with abstract statements like ‘provide value’ so my Sesame Street brain translates it into:
Help people feel rich.
And although a Ferrari might make its driver feel richer in status (as the driver of the 21 year old Daihatsu, Miss Daisy, this is a guess) and although getting a hundred thousand followers on Instagram might make you feel rich in popularity (as a complete social media phobe this is also a guess), most messages from people who want something from you try to make you feel inadequate before offering to ‘fix’ you with shiny objects.
I think the best way to help someone really feel like they’ve won the lottery is simply to remind them how much they matter, how much their presence counts, how phenomenal and spectacular it is that they are here.
You feel rich when you realise that you (not the Ferrari or the big numbers) are precious…
A famous Buddhist story asks you to imagine a piece of driftwood with a hole in it floating on the surface of an ocean that covers the entire Earth. Now imagine a blind sea turtle that comes to the surface only once every 100 years.
What are the chances of that blind turtle happening to stick its head through that single hole? According to some calculations this is the chance of you being born… something like one in four hundred trillion.
This is how close to impossibility arriving in this human life is.
We are all ancient little turtles coming up for air.
You are a miracle and every life around you is a miracle too.
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