When you were a child, did anyone tell you that you were a miracle of creation, made of the same stuff as the stars, and that everything in the universe plays its part in supporting you?
I thought not. If you were schooled in certain religions, you were more likely to be told that you were a humble sinner rather than a boundless Child of Spirit.
Then for many it gets worse. Very few young people reach maturity without having their self-esteem dented by clumsy or insensitive programming. Some psychologists believe childhood experiences lay down the pattern for life and can never be surmounted, but this is simply not true. What determines your self-esteem is not your upbringing, but your beliefs about it and your attitude to yourself now. And these are entirely within your control.
If you think of yourself as anything less than perfect and imagine yourself as less worthy than anybody else, you are selling yourself short!
‘The moment you accept yourself as you are, all burdens, all mountainous burdens, simply disappear. Then life is a sheer joy, a festival of lights.’
You are your gift to the world, so make it as good as it can be. Seek out that which can help you in your personal and spiritual growth. Let nothing get in the way of your quest for spiritual awareness, self-esteem and inner peace.
©David Lawrence Preston, 9.1.2017
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