“I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life, and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.” (Louise Hay)
I believe the lack of feeling self-worth is epidemic, at least in our competitive American culture. I’m referring to the sense of worthiness that comes from knowing and embracing your own value, separate from anything you say or do. I’m talking about unconditional love and acceptance for yourself, simply because you are who you are.
One element that used to feed my sense of unworthiness was the perception that my value was irrevocably connected to how much money was in my bank account. When I recognized how this blind belief was keeping me stuck in in the muck of performance-based living, I began doing some major emotional house-cleaning. I realized that the “money = worthiness” concept had a lot to do with how my father viewed money and that it wasn’t actually my reality. It was his. When I saw that I’d been claiming someone else’s story as my own, I was able to begin releasing it and crafting a new one inspired by my personal truth.
What relationship or activity or way of believing may be contributing to your feeling of unworthiness? I wonder what it might mean to you, to let go of or reframe this influence in your life.
As always, my gratitude goes out to you, for sharing your stories here . . . your experiences have a powerful impact on all who read your words.