Appreciation


Appreciation

 

When we discussed judgment, we touched on a dichotomy of how we can choose to approach the world.  We can find value in everything around us, or we can devalue our world. In “The Secrets of the Power of Intention http://www.drwaynedyer.com/products/index/page:9”, Dr. Wayne Dyer discussed this in terms of appreciation and depreciation. When we are appreciative, we find more value in all things around us. Wayne Dyer used the example of the Holocaust Survivor Victor Frankl http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/frankl.html  who was able to mentally survive living in a concentration camp by finding beauty in a fish head floating in his soup.

 

When we look at the world appreciatively, we are creating more value to ourselves. Since our experience is essentially governed by our perception of the world around us, the more value we find, the more value we perceive. When you adopt the strategy of appreciation you are more likely to turn a challenge into an opportunity. 

 

It is important to note that most people are not solely appreciative or completely depreciative. It would be very difficult to imagine someone appreciating the passing of a loved one or devaluing winning $1,000,000. However, the more appreciative someone is in his or her habits, thoughts and feelings it would be easier for that person to accept the passing of a loved one by focusing on memories of the good time shared with that person and of all the things they have learned from that person. If someone is commonly depreciative, they may still adopt a pattern of daily complaining even after winning $1,000,000.

 

When evaluating your beliefs, consider if you beliefs are creating more value for you.

 

Depreciate beliefs include:

–       Belief that you are unworthy of love, affection, success or material goods

–       Belief that you are superior to others (since you are depreciating others)

–       Belief that you are inferior to others (since you are depreciating yourself)

–       Belief that you would only be worthy if you had a certain amount of social status or material goods.

 

Appreciate beliefs include:

–       Belief that you are worthy of love, affection, success or material goods

–       Belief that all people have value

–       Belief that you have value regardless or race, status or class

–       Belief that you can learn something from all situations

 

 

I hope that you are able to find value in each and every day!

 

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