to appreciate your worth can, in some cases, dramatically
improve your circumstances by changing the choices you
make and the actions you take.
And as you begin to treat yourself with more
respect, other people begin to do the same, since we
subconsciously "train" others how to treat us
through messages we send through body language, tone of
voice, and other subtle cues and behaviors.
Discovering your innate worth and living from that
place allows you to make more constructive choices--to
choose the higher roads of life.
we could get everyone in the world to see themselves and
treat themselves with respect, imagine just how few
problems we would have. Imagine how little crime
there would be, and how little aberrant behavior we would
see. The people who are always down on themselves
would start to live different lives, and they would be
treated differently by the people they see every
day. They wouldn't treat themselves so poorly, and
as a result their lives would be brighter and they'd find
more success in their endeavors, which would add even more
to their feelings of respect for themselves.
though, we haven't yet reached a point at which we teach
people to respect themselves, to see their own
worth. We prefer to teach them information, to make
them memorize details and data when they're in school,
rather than teaching them important wisdom that has come
to us through the ages. We don't help them to
discover the beauty and wonder of themselves; rather, we
try to teach everyone the same stuff under the assumption
that learning it will help them develop self-worth.
Hundreds of years of evidence that it doesn't work that
way hasn't changed the way we approach education.
you can learn to believe in yourself in a humble and
honest way, your life will change without question.
If you can make choices based on your knowledge of what is
truly best, then your choices will benefit many people
besides yourself. If you begin to live your life
from a place of complete and true self-respect, you will
be treated by others with dignity and respect. If
your actions are the result of complete honesty and don't
result from what you think others want you to do, your
life will grow richer in ways you didn't think possible.
isn't about information or about making ourselves look
good in the eyes of other people. Life is about
finding out who we truly are and treating ourselves with
dignity, respect, and love. When we start to treat
ourselves that way, we become wonderful role models that
others can look to when they want to change their lives
for the better.