"When you get to a place where you understand that love and belonging, your worthiness, is a birthright and not something you have to earn, anything is possible."
~ Brene Brown
Take a few moments to think about all of the things you want in this life (okay, this may take more than a few moments) …I mean all of the things you truly want. Don’t edit the list. If something is a desire, it belongs on the list. Anything goes. Be honest with yourself, you won’t be asked to share your list of desires.
Now take some time to think about all of the things you think you can have in this life. This list should contain anything that is currently in your life, and the things that you would allow into your life if the opportunity came along.
If you are like most people, you will find these list vary. The desires list (containing all of your secret and not so secret desires) is most likely far longer than the other list. Why is this? There are most likely a myriad of reasons, but today I want to focus on one of the most common.
Your lists of things that you think you can have in your life most likely doesn’t contain any of the things that you desire, but you think you can’t or shouldn’t have because you don’t deserve them.
We are very hard on ourselves, and we judge ourselves very harshly sometimes. We often feel that we are not a good enough person to have some of the things we desire. We feel that we are imperfect and thus don’t deserve certain things…the things normally reserved for the truly good people in the world. Sometimes we have not forgiven ourselves for doing something that, from our limited perspective, was not the right thing to do.
I have news for you. You are perfectly imperfect. You are exactly as you should be. You cannot do something that is not right. Everything in our lives is exactly as it should be. If you do something that you feel is bad or wrong, that is how you see it from a very limited perspective. If it has shown you that you don’t like it, then it has served a purpose. If you feel you have hurt somebody, it has helped both of you experience contrast in this life, and has helped you both to see things that you want to see changed…and it may inspire one, both, or an outside party to start the process of change.
You deserve everything you desire in this life. It is meant to be yours. If you can imagine anything, then it is a possibility, and you have the means to achieve or acquire it. You are worthy of all of the good you desire in this life. You are worthy of everything, no matter how selfish you think you are being by desiring it. It is meant to be yours.
You are worthy of having the life you dream of, just as everyone else is worthy of their own dreams and desires. The things you want in your life will be yours once you understand and accept your worthiness, and allow them to flow into your life. As long as you feel unworthy or undeserving, you will hold these things at bay.
It is time to tell yourself (and find a way to believe it) that “I am worthy!” Keep thinking it. Think of your worthiness until you believe, and you will be amazed at how many of the things that you desire (secretly or not) will flow into your life with a seemingly effortless power.
Can you feel that you are worthy of ALL of your dreams and desires? Leave us a comment and let us know if you can. If not, what’s holding your back? We’re listening.