Self worth has always been a touchy subject for me and a feeling that I’ve not been too familiar with. For many reasons.
I could say the same about receiving. Whenever someone has been “too kind” or gone out of their way to help, a part of me has always wondered why. Instinctively, I developed an air of suspicion.
Sounds a bit crazy doesn’t it?
Up until recently I considered myself independent and self sufficient, not needing anyone to do anything for me. It was something I was proud of. Lately, it has dawned on me that perhaps this stubbornness has been blocking a lot of the love and nurture that I crave.
Independence and self reliance are respectable strengths – absolutely. Although they can also grow into weakness in their own right.
How can we allow love to present itself to us if we are quick to shun it when it appears?
Love is a beautiful but fragile thing and there is nothing worse than embracing it, for it to only disappear again just as quickly. So what some people do after that happens is shut it out completely to prevent a painful repeat. Then there are others who will trust in the hope that it won’t happen again. If it does, they may keep trying, only to be disappointed time and time again.
Either way, what do you think both these groups of people have in common?
In one word it’s “vulnerability”
Your self worth is intrinsic
Hurt is a hard emotion to let go of. A quiet voice emerges deep down asking questions like – “Is there something wrong with me?” or “Am I good enough?” The more pain we’re exposed to, the louder that voice becomes.
The sad thing is… when someone wants to demonstrate love and kindness to us from a genuine place, we feel apprehensive to accept it. Especially when it occurs in the most subtlest of ways from friends, family, a lover. Even the next door neighbour.
So today I would like you to look in the mirror and ask yourself:
“Am I worthy of receiving love?”
Now, I already know the answer to that question but I want you to acknowledge it for yourself. More importantly, I want you to BELIEVE IT. Then, the next time someone shows some kind of love towards you (even if it’s just a smile), recognise it for what it is and remind yourself of how worthy you truly are.
When you start to see just how much you are worth with your own eyes, love no longer bears any threat and your level of self worth stops being up for debate. Instead, it becomes an intrinsic value that no one can steal from you ever again.
Wishing you a beautiful day filled with nothing but love and light 🙂
Since transforming my own life I have coached many people through emotional blocks so they can experience more passion and purpose for themselves….
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