The second you realize the degree to which most of your challenges are self-created, is the second you start to get free. But here’s the catch…
As we’ve discussed only the last two posts, if you use this as a chance to beat yourself up and lower your perceived self worth, you just create more challenges. But if you choose the other road, that’s when you can leave self sabotage behind forever. You can choose the path to joy.
The key to that last paragraph was the word “perceived.” Because that is what self worth is all about. It is not a thing. It is simply a perception you create yourself.
Babies have no self worth issues. Neither do toddlers. They just are. It is only as we develop our awareness and start buying into all the judging of ourselves that the problems arise.
Like we discussed, all people have slips of integrity, petty thoughts, and do stupid things sometimes. Those don’t mean you’re a bad human. They mean you are a human, not a Cylon. They are part of the human path of growth and development, not unforgivable sins that make you unworthy of health, happiness and prosperity.
Here’s my take on this…
Life is tough. Really. It has lots of challenges. You don’t need to make it any tougher by adding a bunch of self created challenges and punishment.
When you discover your true self worth – the being you are designed to be, you can stop the self flagellation and choose joy.
Now do we sometimes do bad things that we have to stop? Absolutely. Do we sometimes need to make amends? Yes. That’s where we’ll pick up tomorrow. Until then, please share your thoughts.
And thanks for the tremendous response to yesterday’s post. Almost 100 tweets, 400 likes, and 100 comments. I appreciate your willingness to share and participate in the discussion.