Honoring Our Worthiness
” The most dangerous stories we make up are the narratives that diminish our inherent worthiness. We must claim the truth about our loveability, Divinity, and creativity.” ~ Brene Brown
When I listen to people tell their stories, it is almost always a single story that tells all the things they are not, but what they should be. This story is a learned dialogue we have in our mind that comes from our experiences, thoughts, emotions and beliefs. The good thing that negative thought patterns are learned,so when they no longer serve us, we have the opportunity to unlearn them so we make new choices for ourselves.
As a child I was taught that I was not smart enough to do much of anything and grew up believing that. Of course, I wanted to prove that I was, leading me to work harder than anyone else to prove my worth. While I know that receiving feedback is an important part of life, I can still be triggered when someone criticizes the work I have done. If I am not aware, I can fall into a negative thought pattern that diminishes my energy and make me feel bad about myself.
This is the cycle that Brene Brown talks about in her book, Rising Strong. What happens when we get triggered by a circumstance or experience? How do we move past what happened and honor our own integrity and worthiness? Because life itself is our best teacher, this happens to all of us, and when it does we want to be able to move past this in a way that honors our best self.
I have a class coming up on Saturday morning, September 24th called, Now What? How to Pick Ourselves Up to teach skills that will help you move through these experiences with ease. Please see my website for details of the class
Invite a friend and join us for this class!