Continuing with Principle #5 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Believe in Yourself”, I set the intention today to ponder the question: Do I value myself? I’m beginning to do so more and more these days. I grew up in a religious environment, going to church every Sunday. One of the phrases we recited every week during the service was: “Lord I am not worthy…”. There’s more to this sentence however that part of it always jumped out at me. It’s taken me years to process through it (even to this day).
Now I find I’m needing to remind myself that I am worthy of the time I want to give to myself to take care of myself, to go after what I want, to follow my passion, and so on. My biggest challenge is the guilt that tends to come with it, that I’m being selfish. Intellectually I know I’m honoring myself and yet a piece of that guilt shows up. It would probably help for me to spend some time with that part of me to find out what she’s needing in order to heal.
So how about you? Do you value yourself? Are you needing to check in with your self worth? What would it take for you to value yourself and your time?
“Until you value yourself,— M. Scott Peek
you won’t value your time.
Until you value your time,
you will not do anything with it.”
I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, week, month, year). If you’re interested in more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. You can download this mandala to color at MandalaoftheWeek.com.