Inner Worth

2018-07-24T22:11:07-07:00July 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

We can meditate and do yoga and read all the self-help books.
We can exercise and socialize and strategize our to-do lists.
We can meal-prep and take our vitamins and think positively.
We can wear the on-trend clothing and listen to the most eclectic music.
We can read our horoscope and charge our crystals and sage our spaces.
We can eat organic and spend time in nature and volunteer.

But if we do any of this in order to *find* our worth, we’re doing it backwards.
If we do any of this to *justify* our worth, we’re doing it backwards.
If we do any of this to *prove* our worth, we’re doing it backwards.
And if we do any of this in order to become *more* worthy, we’re missing the point.

We are worthy human beings without any of the extra “Stuff”.
We are worthy human beings without any of the commercialized qualifications.
We are worthy human beings without the price tags or brand names.
We are worthy human beings simply by existing.

We cannot buy or prove or hustle or hate our way towards loving and nourishing ourselves. We cannot start from the outside in and expect to find what we’re seeking. We cannot attain inner transformation from things outside of ourselves. We can explore all of these external avenues as tools towards bettering ourselves, but until we *also* do the work that happens internally, all the “Stuff” will fall short in helping us find what we’re looking for.

The “Stuff” is wonderful and useful and often supportive, but it isn’t the winning ticket. It all starts right here (inside), bare and raw and personal. While we search and search and search elsewhere, it’s easy to forget that it starts within, and it’s already there, just waiting for us to see it.