What do we pay for really…?

Paul:
Humans are the only species that has to pay to live on Earth.  But who are we paying?Honestly, I am calling into question the power structures that have been in existence for centuries because I find them to be absolutely ludicrous!

Why on EARTH (pun intended) should we, everyday humans, PAY to EXIST?!?

Me:
Very good point.
Indeed, most people never question this fact,
but do we need to pay in order to exist?…
Utterly speaking, what is the act of paying about…?
What does it entail, Who is paying who…and for what?
And again…- WHY?…

Is our breath expensive…?
What about our Being Alive…?

Water in the desert is surely expensive.
For the drowning man, water has no longer
such a high price…or does it?…
Or maybe we can both drown and pay.

Paul:
I just find this so troubling, and yes you are right in asking these
questions which I have asked myself.

I will quote Raj Patel in saying:

“People know the cost of everything, but the VALUE of nothing.”

What do you think?

Me:
Again, how do we value our breath, or a sip of water when really thirsty?
How much does this moment cost…? Are these words of mine “expensive” or “cheap”?…
What price shall we put on this very dialogue?

How can people ever know the value of anything if they never allow themselves to really
live…and do anything which really counts?…

Value derives from motivation, and motivation is Being Alive.

Let´s celebrate this Alive-ness!

https://julienmatei.com/2012/07/10/we-are-very-busy/

https://julienmatei.com/2012/09/20/paul-asking-vital-questions/

https://julienmatei.com/2012/05/23/a-disturbing-truth-by-lucianus-mauricius/

https://julienmatei.com/2012/11/19/do-you-recognize-what-you-ask-for/

https://julienmatei.com/2012/11/01/what-is-money-really/

What is money really?

Yes, this seems to be an impossible topic. Even more impossible task to render in few words.
But as I always want to keep it simple, here is the deal:

Money is the direct and indirect outcome of man´s idea of effort, punishment, suffering,
fear, projection and compensation.

Does Man know anything about worth or his self-worth? Hard question…

Worth derives from man´s idea of effort, and as man secretly thinks he deserves to be punished, it means that Worth is a relief, some kind of time out from suffering. Man´s image of Worth is thus a derivative of punishment.

Effort equates punishment, that is fear to be. Effort is the distance from What is, to What it can be, that is, a mere projection. Man fears his projection, it is serious stuff as Projection is becoming. Deprive man of his projection of becoming and he is lost.

Thus money is just an attempt to equate worth, a substitution for effort and resistance, a compensation for suffering and fear to be, indeed, man´s abstract means to reach his illusory projection.

It´s hard to speculate what would happen if humans saw through and dropped this immemorial illusions of time, suffering, effort, punishment and fear…

For now, it is maybe a Utopia, but just imagine if we all were happy – would there be anyone to punish…?
If there was no one to punish, would there be any projection of your self-worth…?
Give it a thought:
If we all were all happy and free to find our real existential motivation, if no fear was to compensate,
would there be any need for money then?…

If everybody was happy, who would be there to put a price in an unfathomable rich Universe…?

Only a lived life creates value

Value means living, and true living is consciously overcoming fear.

Living is letting go of the boundaries of possession, allowing the natural flow of generosity, truth and virtue.

There is no value whatsoever in lie, hypocrisy and falsehood.