Monday, February 7, 2011

self esteem vs self improvement

Do you live under the illusion that you are "not good enough"? I have heard it said that many of us, when we listen to our self talk only hear the negative voice, which drowns out the positive affirmations we need. Sure we are all flawed in some ways, but this idea that there is something inherently wrong with us is absurd. If you believe that there is something wrong with you how did you come to this conclusion? Who in your life is holding the measuring tape that you are looking at and seeing the negative. I suspect that it issome authority figure, organization or religion that is trying to control you by attacking  your self-worth.

Self-improvement can say to some that you are broken and you need to be fixed rather than I am good and need to get better. Some of you come to this idea because you are striving to be something or someone other than who you are.

Self-worth is needed before you can improve. Self-worth is knowing that you already have everything you need and that you are the person you've been waiting for. There is nothing to reach. There is only BEING and LIVING who you are.

You are worthy of love, belonging, wealth, because you are one with All That Is. You need "self-improvement" but only after you have accepted yourself and believe in your self-worth. If you believe in your self-wortt, then you can start to improve who you are -your Authentic Self.

The goal in life is not to BECOME who you are, but to ACCEPT who you are. Said another way, if you believe where you are today isn't good enough, then nothing you can do or achieve will ever be good enough. You can't be fixed because you are not broken, but once you accept that you have self worth, then you can begin to grow and reach your capacity..

Let's go back to the metaphor of the acorn and the oak tree. The acorn is complete, but it still it is not an oak tree. It contains the BLUEPRINT of the oak tree and by realizing its CAPACITY to be an oak tree on a day-to-day bases, it grows into the fullness of that inherent blueprint. We are like the acorn and
each of us has the ability to embrace the perfect blueprint of our greatness.

The ONLY way you can eliminate the feeling that you are "not enough" is to declare RIGHT NOW that you have the CAPACITY for greatness and that you are enough just the way you are and then start to live that on a daily basis.

What is important to remember is you have self-worth.Once you accept that you are worthy and accept your self, your sense of self-worth will  naturally expands to make room for the capacity that is within us all.

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