It has recently come to my attention that many of us are selling ourselves short. We consistently and routinely accept so much less than our true value. This happens in our relationships with other people, in our relationship to money and in our relationship with ourselves. This theme has been prevalent all around me.
What is it that makes us settle for so much less than our value? Could it be that we have been so conditioned to believe that we are unworthy or that our value is so miniscule? There may be a multitude of reasons this holds true for you specifically. Regardless of what it happens to be, let me offer a reminder. It is this: You are imbued with the same Divine spark as the stunning sunset or the raging sea. If your belief does not include a transcendent Being or Beings think of yourself as imbued with the Spirit of life. You are no less valuable than the sunset or the sea. In fact you are quite magnificent! There is not another creation exactly like you.
My challenge to you this day is to consider the value you have been placing on yourself. Does it honor the Divine spark or Spirit of life within you? If the answer is anything other than a loud and resounding, “Yes” then you are selling yourself short. Stand up for your worth, your true value. We do this by discovering and uncovering the truth of our essence inside of us. Then we no longer sell ourselves short, instead our lives become ever richer in all measures.
Recently I confronted an area within me where I held resistance. In all truth I was aware of the resistance for several months. My refusal to address the issue was based on my mindset. I had thoroughly convinced myself; that attending to this process was difficult, that I didn’t understand what to do and that every time I attempted to work in this area I was left with a pounding headache. It was very frustrating made even more so because I knew that I needed to get past this in order to move forward in my career and with my life. Excuses and avoidance were the order of the day. I am not normally one to put things off, however I can be stubborn when the mood suits me.
A candid conversation with a friend prompted me to admit the area of my resistance. This friend was also having a challenge. Through attentive dialogue and caring we were able to encourage each other to take specific steps toward moving beyond our self-imposed limits. In my case this meant overcoming my resistance. My specific steps included asking someone with more knowledge in my area of resistance to help me learn the skills I needed to acquire. Imagine my surprise when I did just that and within a couple of hours I learned how easy it was to complete the task that I have resisted for months! No longer did it seem difficult or insurmountable. I discovered that I could easily accomplish the task now.
An image came to me of water flowing over and through stone. Water flows effortlessly, it knows no resistance. Together my friends and I became drops of water that flowed to find our way over, around and through the barrier of stone. Resistance was overcome.