This is an Inside Job

Let’s face it, I’m busy. How about you?  Game of Jacks
 
I keep signing up for more and more classes (the ones I’m interested in, of course). I have a growing ‘to read’ list. I participate in two meditation groups and two coaching support groups.
I facilitate the most-wonderful-and-awesome 'upliftment group', write blogs, create classes, work with clients, and work full-time. Whew!
 
So it can become really easy for me to buy into the lie that “I don’t have enough time.” And when that happens, I can come to nearly a complete standstill. My mind can become so overactive that I don’t know what to do first. And I end up doing nothing. Nada. Zilch.
 
And even though this doing nothing should alleviate the feeling of ‘busy-ness,’ it doesn’t. It adds to the frustration that I’m getting further and further behind. And I don’t do the things I know will help me feel better, like breathe, or go for a walk, or just unplug. Talk about not ‘living in the moment’ - - big time! (just in case I was wondering why I’ve been writing about that so much for the past few weeks)
 
I’m writing this today in case you sometimes feel the same way, too. It’s all well and good to read my blogs about how to be present and live in the moment, but what about when we struggle with that? I want you to know that if you are challenged by being consistent in your spiritual practice or with keeping yourself aligned or if you have bad days or bad weeks, it’s okay.
 
In fact, it’s normal. You’re normal. 

You’re not broken. You don’t need to apologize. You’re not weak.  You’re doing fine. Don’t let these struggles affect your sense of ‘enoughness’ or sense of self-worth. 

What is called for now (and always) is some self-compassion, self-generosity, and self-worth.
 
Your self-worth is not tied to what you struggle with or how successful you are either at work, at home, or even in the personal development / spiritual development arena.
 
YOU ARE WORTHY! Period. No questions asked. End of story.
 
  • You can’t seem to change any of your bad habits? Still 100% worthy.
  • You are ‘hit or miss’ in keeping your commitments to yourself? Still 100% worthy.
  • Your kids didn’t turn out to be as polite, kind, generous, or upstanding as you hoped? Still 100% worthy?
  • Bad relationships? No relationships? Still 100% worthy.
  • Facebook envy? Feeling un-accomplished? Still 100% worthy.
 
We’ve been conditioned to believe that what we see ‘out there’ determines our level of worthiness. If we make a certain amount of money or drive a particular type of car or travel to exotic destinations or experience a level of success that ‘others’ deem important, then we’re eligible to be worthy. This is simply not the case.

We must stop playing the game that celebrates external achievement but neglects the soul.
 
You are so much more than your achievements. You are a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event. It can’t get better than that! You are unique and irreplaceable. You are important. You are enough. It’s time to remember that, even in the midst of doubt and busy-ness and frustration.
 
Maybe you need some encouraging words or strategies to help you remember your self-worth. Lifetime beliefs, behaviors, and habits are not changed overnight. If you need help remembering or developing some self-worth strategies, I can help.
 
Say yes to yourself by saying ‘yes’ to remembering you are worthy! 

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