"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals
that deep inside us is something valuable, worth listening to,
worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch."
We all begin to develop our sense of ourselves in childhood, when parents or others let us know that we are valuable. If you happen to have missed that stage in your development, it is never too late. When we are loved, no matter by whom, we learn that we are valuable, worth listening to, worthy of trust, and sacred. That special, valuable "something" which resides inside of each of us is our SELF, that expression of our soul and reason for being. It is unique. It is valuable. Treasure it!
This week: Be the person who notices that valuable thing in others. Let them know you've noticed their specialness. Show them that they are worth listening to. Give them the gift of love. Appreciate them, not for what they DO, but just for being themselves.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist and life coach at Inner Resource Center, LLC in Maryville, TN. She helps people develop the resources to transform their lives, including self-confidence and self-esteem.