Women Are Already Good Enough #2: You Are ValuableThursday, November 19, 2015
#2 OUR VALUE IS INFINITE.
It is normal to want to be liked, want to be successful, want to be cool, or want to be popular. It's common to feel stupid, inadequate, less than, or dumb. Often we assume other people feel this way about us, and we might be right, but more often, we're wrong. One thing that we all need to be careful of doing is mind reading, because we really don't know what the other person is thinking. Often, what we're really doing is projecting our own insecurities onto the other person. The best method to handling these situations is, "If in doubt check it out." If you want to know if they're thinking something negative, just ask. If you don't want to go that far, then it should be let go. It's not your business what other people think of you. Those are their thoughts, not yours. Shrug it off, it's likely they're not thinking about it at all.
Our highly religious culture tends to breed competition with each other. Often it seems that people around here are regularly trying to show that they can do it all, they can live the busy career life, raise the perfect kids, have the perfect marriage, and be the ever faithful and devout religious person. It's enough to make anybody want to crawl into their bed and never leave the blankets. How can you keep up with that life? You can't. It seems sometimes that if you can't make all of this happen, you're less worthy of a person. The whole idea is completely false.
On body image:
Isn't that excellent advice? Things are what they are, and SO WHAT? I love that. It is a motto I intend to adopt for a lot of other circumstances in my life.
So, guys remember, things are what they are, and that's ok. Also, remember you are valuable because you exist, not because of your performance in this life. You have value even when you think you don't, or even when others think you don't.