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Friday, May 29, 2009

An Unwavering Connection to the Infinite
Though much of who and what we are changes as we journey through life, our inherent worth remains constant. While the term self-worth is often used interchangeably with self-esteem, the two qualities are inherently different. Self-esteem is the measure of how you feel about yourself at a given moment in time. Your worth, however, is not a product of your intelligence, your talent, your looks, your good works, or how much you have accomplished. Rather it is immeasurable and unchanging manifestation of your eternal and infinite oneness with the universe. It represents the cornerstone of the dual foundations of optimism and self-belief. Your worth cannot be taken from you or damaged by life�s rigors, yet it can easily be forgotten or even actively ignored. By regularly acknowledging your self-worth, you can ensure that you never forget what an important, beloved, and special part of the universe you are.

You are born worthy�your worth is intertwined with your very being. Your concept of your own self-worth is thus reinforced by your actions. Each time you endeavor to appreciate yourself, treat yourself kindly, define your personal boundaries, be proactive in seeing that your needs are met, and broaden your horizons, you express your recognition of your innate value. During those periods when you have lost sight of your worth, you will likely feel mired in depression, insecurity, and a lack of confidence. You�ll pursue a counterfeit worth based on judgment rather than the beauty that resides within. When you feel worthy, however, you will accept yourself without hesitation. It is your worth as an individual who is simultaneously interconnected with all living beings that allows you to be happy, confident, and motivated. Because your conception of your worth is not based on the fulfillment of expectations, you�ll see your mistakes and failures as just another part of life�s jo! urney.

Human beings are very much like drops of water in an endless ocean. Our worth comes from our role as distinct individuals as well as our role as an integral part of something larger than ourselves. Simply awakening to this concept can help you rediscover the copious and awe-inspiring worth within each and every one of us.
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  • LMSW55
    Polly, I am very moved by your post. I believe you express the essence of who we are and I think that you and I are truly sisters in spirit.

    4337 days ago
    Polly sweetie thank you for sharing that its so true its important that we look at the bigger picture emoticon
    4338 days ago
    Sweet Sista' Polly...sure hits the nail on the head! tank you so much for sharing. I think we all need to be reminded of the difference and the importance of how our thinking and actions affect not only ourselves, but others as well.
    emoticon Claudia
    4338 days ago
    Polly, thanks for sharing this...Like Kathy, this is always an issue for me!

    4339 days ago
    Thanks Polly for posting this...
    I'm working on this right now... Not sure how it happened but I am taking baby steps to find myself again... So this came at just the right time... How do you do that? You sneaky wonderful friend you... hee hee

    ((hugs)) for you and lots of love...

    4339 days ago
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