In order for something to be of value, truly, it must exist separate from any perception of its possible value.
Because value is innate , anything with “perceived” value can be reduced to having no value, when value is conflated with quantifiable/perceivable things, by those who perceive.
Why? because perception is not static,it changes from individual to individual. In fact, this flawed value that people discuss cannot be inherent BECAUSE of its changing in value from
Person to person
Experience to experience
Thus then you must ask, when doubting self, why do you see a baby as valuable, I.e precious?
It has amassed no degrees
Sang no sonnets
Obtained no technical skill
Yet they change worlds
They are entire expressions of potential amassed in a being who has existed for seconds
And yet you look at yourself and strive to achieve value
Never knowing that your value itself IS inherent
Cannot be reversed rejected retracted or denounced
You are the pronouncement of an ecstatic expression of being real…whatever that is
Never let your value be reduced to skill.
-Ama Rose 🌹