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- Producer29/09/2016You are Wrong about YourselfSO MANY OF US LEAD OUR LIVES FEELING UNWORTHY.We are convinced that all life has to offer is not really for us. We are worthy only of a little bit of success. But a lot? That’s for others.How wrong we are.It is amazing how our belief system – what...
Comments30/09/2016 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#10 That is a fantabulous way to get to the heart of our self-worth, @Harvey Lloyd. We might all want a session with a soccer ball now and again.
You made a really obvious point that stares us so plainly in the face that it is invisible, our worth will differ for everyone based on what they need, not on whether we can (or want) offer it.. Self-worth is within, not without.30/09/2016 #10 Harvey LloydGreat topic in the times we find ourselves @Cory Galbrait. I often ask the question, if I were on a deserted island with only "Spaulding" to talk too....(you can place a lot of questions here) would my self worth be calculated the same way?
When we separate ourself from others in considering points of our personal dynamic it causes us to see the reality of the impact.
Values, those statements of existence that are so important to our self worth, seem to be hidden when we allow others to determine our destiny. My value to one may be less than another. This may hold true but is not a measure of my self worth.
Sociol Media has added a layer that I sense will prove more about self worth than we are willing to admit.
Try out that island every once and while and we may find that self worth is attached to things nobody could measure up to.30/09/2016 #8 Brian McKenzie'The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation' HDT ~ Walden 1851 - Thoreau died nearly penniless with a useless degree from Harvard. Today we get the bullhorn of social media, I am not convinced life is any less desperate than 150 years ago, but we just hear about it more and are all searching for that glorious six f*cking seconds in the attention rodeo.29/09/2016 #4 David B. GrinbergGreat inspirational message @Cory Galbraith, very uplifting. I'm reminded of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson. Even though he was considered "undersized" to be an NFL QB, he tells a story about his life in which he posed this question to himself when people doubted him: If others can do it, why not me?
That's a question we can all ask ourselves during challenging times. While some people might doubt one's ability to succeed that doesn't mean they're correct. Naysayers are only proven correct if one doesn't even make an effort to try. Well, don't listen to the naysayers. Instead, listen to your conscience, your gut feeling and your heart. Then proceed to accomplish your goal accordingly.29/09/2016 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#2 Well, @Cory Galbraith, I actually think our self-esteem can change the physical world. Gandhi, MLK, Mandela managed great worldly change because they knew their own worth. Many people do it in smaller arcs. Even the greats had periods in their lives of immense turmoil and self-serving objectives. There is immense complexity here and I find it important to refute the "You brought it on yourself" mentality which tries to simplify the concept in a way that leads quickly to guilt and hence lack of worth.
"Change Your Mind. Change Your World." Absolutely, indeed!29/09/2016 #2 Cory Galbraith#1 Thank you Deb Helfrich. My piece was not intended to imply that our self-esteem can control the physical world. But it can control how we react to things that happen to us, and our belief in ourselves - to the extent that we can accomplish goals we might otherwise think that we cannot. Thanks for your great feedback.29/09/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI am unequivocally certain that everyone is worthy. But I have a problem with the statement "The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.” Always? The whole outer condition - extending how far?
The point I want to try to understand, @Cory Galbraith, is the hand-off between what any individual can control - which I know is far greater than what our current western understanding allows for - and the things in the world that occur because of other people, nature, randomness, and chaos.
Using this phrase without understanding is how we've come to the place of blaming people for having cancer, or being unemployed, or many other things that their beliefs, choices, and actions had something to do with; but their mind is not the entire, complex-systems picture. They can't possibly have the responsibility for industrial waste being dumped into rivers that flooded in a hurricane which caused them to swallow toxins when they swam and dived in the water to be helpful to their neighbors....
Make sure your choices are made knowing your worth! But have healthy boundaries as to what you could have influenced in the wider world. Knowing that you now have the choice, understanding your worthiness, to widen your effective sphere of influence.