find these words to be rather sad, but true. Most of
us look for our value in the perceptions of other
people--when someone else tells us that we've done
something well or that we're very valuable people, we
believe them. Unfortunately, though, we seem to be
unable to tell ourselves this very same thing--that we're
valuable and very worthwhile--and believe it.
can I not recognize my own worth until someone else
confirms it for me? Is it because I need an
objective opinion because I know that my opinion about
myself is naturally biased? Or is it because I don't
trust myself to make such a judgment? No matter what
the cause, I think it's a shame that we tend to ignore the
deep, deep value of spirit inside of us because of some
simple and probably silly mistakes that we've made on the
surface of our lives.
belief that we can gain in our own value is one of the
most empowering aspects of our lives. It can truly
change us as human beings, as long as we don't allow that
belief to turn into arrogance and intolerance. This
belief, as cummings says, allows us to take risks that
before were impossible. This belief can turn our
lives into exciting and extraordinary explorations, rather
than dim and dull exercises in following rote patterns
because they're safe and we know them well.
are very valuable--just as the rest of us, you are a
spirit who is spending time in a human body to learn some
lessons that life here on this planet can teach you.
You are just as valuable as anyone else, and you can
spread the awareness of this value to others, who
themselves can benefit from such knowledge. You know
in your heart that you are an incredibly worthy spirit;
now it's time to act from the heart knowledge rather than
trying to get everything done with the brain.