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The Question of Value

Let’s go back to the question of value. Now that we see a glimpse of what value is, we can reconsider the question, “What is the value of the Work for you?” I think we can get a better idea now of the purpose or the value of the Work. It’s much more fundamental than how we usually think of it, more basic. The Work is to realize who you are. And who you are, from one perspective, is value. So looking for value is looking for oneself. People ask, “What is the meaning of life? What is the value of life?” The answer is not in words. When you see yourself as Value, it becomes much easier to let Essence really unfold in its beauty, its majesty, its grandeur, with its pleasures and joys. When you experience Value in yourself, you will see that Value is the ground, the basis, of what we call the Personal Essence, what is in you that is you. You are based in Value. Value is so definite, so palpable, that it has a color, a taste, and a texture. As you have seen, Essence has these qualities of color, taste, and texture. Value is a beautiful amber color; its taste is delicious. When you experience yourself as Value, you’ll see that you are delicious. Value is like an exotic, precious dessert. Just as when we look for truth, we look first at the lies, in exploring Value, we look at our lack of self-esteem, our feelings of inferiority or deficiency. By understanding these we can finally get to value-as-such.

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