Yesterday I attended a support group meeting. I do not remember the specific topic that was introduced to the group. I do remember some of what I shared as the discussion moved around the circle.
The gist of what I shared is that I struggle (at times) with being what I have heard described as, a “human doing”, instead of allowing myself to be a “human being”.
I struggle (at times) with buying into the notion that I need to do more, to be more, to be enough. I struggle with the notion that I need to prove my worth and value. I struggle (at times) with the notion that I need to prove my worth and value to be worthy of love and respect.
Today, in one of my daily meditations I read an entry that reminds me that I do not have to do more, to be more, to be enough.
An entry that reminds me that I do not have to prove myself to anyone. An entry that encourages me to continue to learn lessons and use my gifts, talents and abilities in ways that work for me.
An entry that encourages me to be creatively me
An entry that encourages me to love and respect who I am just by being who I am.
In the event the you struggle (at times) with feeling as though you need to prove yourself, may the entry, What are You Trying to Prove? also encourage and empower you.
Encourage and empower both you and me to be creatively who we are through our gifts, talents and abilities
What are You Trying to Prove?
You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. Not even to yourself.
A subconscious desire to prove ourselves may be hiding at the root of our fears, the root of our tension, the root of our need to do more to be more. Accompanying it can be a burning belief that we aren’t good enough, that we need to compensate for some deficiency in our ourselves in order to take our place in on this planet.
We may feel like we have to earn our place, earn our right to be here. Like we are being watched and judged, graded.
You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. You’re fine just the way you are. You have energy, vitality. You have particular gifts and talents. You have been learning your lessons just right in your life.
Let go of the need to prove yourself to others– to parents, people from your past, people in your life today. Could it be the one you’ve really been trying to prove something to is yourself? The answer is simple: learn to approve of yourself. Love and accept yourself the way you are today. Then step right up and take your place in the universe…
Book: Journey to the Heart, Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul, author Melody Beattie, author of The Language of Letting Go. The entry, “What are You Trying to Prove?” June 5, page 163.
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