Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about self worth.
Let’s just say I haven’t had a lot of personal experience with self worth in the past, so this is a tough one for me.
Today I encountered self worth in the last place I ever thought I would find it. It crept up behind me in a dark alley of my mind. Let me explain how self worth snuck through the back door of my consciousness.
After work today I was so busy worrying about putting my foot in my mouth in front of my boss when this thought entered my head: “My ego’s mistakes really have nothing to do with the real Me.”
Recognizing that it’s my unhealthy ego state that sees all my mistakes, bad choices and character faults as a complete and total threat to my existence was a powerful realization. It explained why I feel the need to defend my transgressions or respond with anger to others’ criticism.
Once we experience a shift in perspective and see the world from the view of our Higher Self we understand that we are not our errors, bad habits or imperfections, we are so much more than that. Our value is grounded on a much higher level. We are also not our superficial successes, good choices or positive attributes, we ARE the permanent state of love and have nothing to do with the fleetingly achievements or disasters of this dimension. We are in a constant and unchanging state of perfection, which we would see if we only looked through the lens of our true self.
This realization allowed me to be more forgiving to myself; less attached to my wins and less defeated by my losses. Knowing that the ego’s fallibility and triumphs are all inconsequential illusions allowed me to realize that we cannot measure the worth of individuals based on the failure or success of their egoic persona in this reality. Therefore, no matter our status or circumstances in this world we are all equally worthy.
I am worthy.
You are worthy.