Life: To Appreciate or Depreciate?

It is no coincidence that the word appreciate is used to describe being aware and grateful and also describes increased value in something. Value, if you really look at it, is nothing more than how much you appreciate something.

If you really like and appreciate something, you will pay more for it. How much we are willing to spend on anything is really always decided by how much we appreciate what it is. If you have something that you don't really care about anymore and don't really like, you would pay nothing for it. As a matter of fact, you might pay someone to get rid of it. The item's worth is pretty much negative to you.

This is a really simple and obvious concept; but it is often overlooked. You can appreciate or depreciate anything. You are the one who ultimately makes the decision as to how you accept or resist any possible thing in life. To put it another way; you are free to make life what you want it to be, and not what others or even old ideas of yours say it is.

One thing about appreciation is that it only works because you can feel it. How else would you describe it? It is otherwise intangible. To really feel anything, you must be in the present moment. You can only feel things right now. You can really only appreciate life right now. Even to appreciate a memory, you are doing it in the present. Straying too far from the present moment is how we learn to depreciate life.

Appreciation is a high form of acceptance and adaptation. Appreciate life and you get more to be grateful for as a result. Circumstances and situations maybe indicating a bad outcome; but the person who sees the situation for what it is and not what they are told, is better suited to reach a desired outcome. See what you have and not what you don't have.

Read What Is Really Good? and stay tuned to the blog.
Appreciate ya!


B3autifulsoul-n-mind said...

Wow I never thought that by dwelling on your past or focusing on the negatives in your life was "depreciating" it(your life).I agree living in the present moment will definately bring positive outcomes in the long run :).However it doesn't seem like something you'll learn over night.

C. Om said...

I don't want you to take my word for it. You are starting to see for yourself how the egoic mind likes to avoid the present, even if it means feeling down about something.

As far as how long it will take you; you'd be surprised! Once you are aware of how you are feeling and what you are thinking; it becomes a habit and consisently easier to stay present and feel good.

Thank you for your insight B3autifulSoul-n-Mind. I appreciate you. :-)

Walt said...

So called "bad" times usually spawn out of a depreciating view that ends up manifesting itself totally.

C. Om said...

You're so right. If you think about it, the very definition of 'bad' times is the depreciated view of life. Without that perspective, 'bad' times do not really exist.

Thanks for the insight Walt. I appreciate you.

Andrew Julian Cauthen said...

Ur getting me stoked :o

C. Om said...

Andrew, I checked out your blogs. Planet Awesum is where it's at!