Where Does True Value Lie?
Somewhere along the line we began to equate happiness with what we have. Although at a conscious level, I believe most of us are aware that money and things aren’t the key to happiness, there is a part of us that still hooks into this notion.
The truth of this is easily evidenced by walking into any school or large group. By simply looking around and observing, it’s very easy to pick up on what the latest trends are. Once a trend is picked up it spreads like wild fire.
At some level by participating in these trends brings us a sense of belonging and value. Believe me I get it. I was never a trend follower in high school, but come University and being on my own, I easily fell prey to the idea if I was wearing a certain brand or carrying a certain backpack that I somehow fit in, and to me this was a reflection of my value.
Although this is changing, we still are living in a society that places a lot of value on money and status. It is up to us as parents to teach our children where their true value lies.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not totally opposed to brand names and trends. I buy them myself from time to time. But what needs to be evaluated is our reason behind WHY we buy them, and we also need to ask ourselves what this is reflecting to our children.
Happiness is knowing and loving who we are as we grow into our fullest potential. To me this means understanding that we live in a physical world that allows us to enjoy all the material things, but it also means knowing how to stay connected and tapped into the spiritual world, which is where our intuition and guidance lie.
As our society stands now we still place a lot of emphasis on achieving, accomplishing and striving, and as we are learning and becoming more aware of, this paradigm no longer works. It’s time to find a new way.
Trisha Savoia is founder/owner of Absolute Awareness, and creator of the The Integrity Code, and The Soulful Parent Programs. Through her programs, writing, and speaking she uses her skills, experience, and intuition as a mother, teacher, Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Entrepreneur to help guide moms to recover their true selves and their intuition, while at the same time learn how to parent so their children can do the same.