The Art of Self-appreciation

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How can you find self-appreciation in a world full of reflections that want you to believe you’re not good enough? It’s important to find it, because it can reduce stress, increase well-being and engender heightened feelings of success. What is healthy self-appreciation? There’s a certain humility and relaxation that comes of confidently, quietly acknowledging your innate talents and gifts, and using them in ways that light your heart. It’s not an ego-driven, vociferous exhortation of all your best assets, followed up by proof in the form of photos, documents and extraordinary testimonials. Start by dropping comparisons. This is a biggie. It’s easy to appreciate yourself when you’re the only one around. It becomes more difficult when someone else enters the picture and suddenly one of Continue reading The Art of Self-appreciation

Abundance and the Comparison Trap

There’s been a lot of focus on the abundance front lately, and it seems that many people share a resistance: ‘if I have a lot (of anything), I’ll be taking someone else’s share.’ This engenders all kinds of reactions, feelings ranging from guilt to righteous indignation. It’s become clear lately that this is all a part of the old structure distortions connected to competition and comparison. There is no room for competition in unity consciousness – if all are One, then there’s nothing to compete against. It’s deeply entrenched in our collective psyche to see comparisons wherever we look. Any time we feel intimidated by someone’s __intelligence, beauty, power, etc___ we are buying into the idea that ithere’s a limited resource. We’re basing our value Continue reading Abundance and the Comparison Trap