Once again, Shelly has eloquently written about a topic that I have struggled with my entire life…the feeling of being enough. Am I enough for my family and friends? Was I enough for my parents? Do I work hard enough to allow myself some “me time”? Am I talented enough to share my art and photography, without embarrassing myself?
These are all questions that have, at one time or another, weighed heavily on my soul.
Over the past 10 years, I have worked diligently to love myself and be true to myself. Starting my blog, in March of this year, allowed me to take a huge step forward in celebrating Me and My journey. Do these questions still knock on my door? Definitely! But, I have a toolbox, filled with strength, self-confidence and love, to battle these inner demons.
I thank Shelly, from the bottom of my heart, for sharing her gifts! Her blog has been a safe guide and beautiful/gentle reminder for me many times. For that, I feel blessed and thankful!
I hope you enjoy Shelly’s gifts as much as I do…
Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…
Sometimes We Feel Like We Are Not Good Enough
Comparison. Dejection. Depression. We have all been there before. We look at other people’s lives— their accomplishments, their relationships, their success–and we feel less than. We feel like we are not successful enough. We feel like we are not good enough. This feeling of not being good enough is a very common feeling, and it is a very painful feeling. It is made worse by the fact that society is often filled with toxic competition and comparison. In schools, in the media, even sometimes through distorted religious teachings, we are often taught to compare ourselves or with some standard of perfection and to feel shame and even self-loathing if we are not achieving the same kind of success.
While this feeling is common, we do not have to dwell in it, and we can even learn how to head such feelings…
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