As women we tend to base our worth on what we do instead of who we are. I know this first hand. I use to be a pleaser. If I thought someone was upset with me, I would do something nice for them or I would call them on the phone to talk just to see if I could tell from their voice tone if something wrong.
I worried about whether I did enough of the right things or if I said something the wrong way. I could feel the tension in my stomach, but once I found out everything was okay or I did enough to earn their attention once more, I could feel the tension ease.
What a roller coaster ride my life had become? Always trying to gauge the situation to be sure that I did the right things, that I didn’t do anything wrong or didn’t ruffled anyone’s feathers. I needed everyone to like me, to be nice to me, to accept me and to love me. Then one day I realized that the very thing I was looking to someone else to do for me, had already been done for me.
God loved me from the very beginning. I didn’t need to earn this love or work for it, it was mine because it was the stuff that created me. Love is who I am. It’s the stuff I am made from. God accepted me, even with all of my flaws and imperfections. I never have to check to see if what I did was acceptable or if I was lovable. The mere fact that I exist was all that was required. I call this the “Papilio Effect”…your defining moment is when you are willing to let go of who you are not, step into your most powerful space and become who you were born to be.” Love is who I am and I realized that who I am is really enough.
I am no longer a performance based person; my worth is no longer based on what I do, but on WHO I am. And so it is with you.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer says “Who you really are is enough.”
Moving into such total acceptance does not mean that we stop growing. When we can accept who we are now, we open the doors to our own inspiration to be even more! You are complete in Love!!
Live Authentically, Laugh Everyday and Embrace Love as a Lifestyle.
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