Self-esteem is how we view ourselves in life and how we judge ourselves. We place a worth on ourselves and how we see ourselves. Self-esteem is often tied to some external ideal of how we believe we should be in a certain situation.
For example, self-esteem may be tied to attaining an ideal weight, thus being overweight can lead to concerns such as: “I am too fat”, “I am overweight”, “I am fat and ugly” or “I can’t lose weight” – all these self-criticisms suggest that you have a set of ideas of how you ‘should’ be.
"Never ever compare yourself to any other. It is deeply harm-full to do so ... more than you could ever imagine."Serge Benhayon Esoteric Teachings and Revelations, p 296
These judgements also suggest that you are never enough.
- Is it possible to turn this around?
- Is it possible to change?
We could ask, “What might happen when I feel enough?”
One way to break the cycle of low self-esteem is to connect with who you really are.
At first this may appear to be a strange suggestion – if we are caught in a lack of self-esteem we have already made a judgement that who we are is not worth much. We may also have given up, believing that we can never change. However, what if that is because we have never really felt who we truly are?
What if who you really are is glorious?
Yes, what if who you really are is glorious, it is just someone forgot to give you the signposts to recognise this?
On these pages we have real accounts of those who have made that connection with who they truly are – and found that far from the person that they thought they were, with a lack of this or a lack of that and low self-esteem – when they took the time to connect with themselves they found that the truth of themselves was beautiful, extraordinary for just being themselves and indeed glorious.
- You can change everything with that understanding
- You can build a new relationship with self-esteem
- If you understand that who you are is glorious, it is possible that how you experience yourself and your body will radically change
- If you have a sense of your innate value then the constant need for confirmation from your body being an ideal weight or a certain way, will fall away
- It is also possible that your self-esteem and self-value will no longer be restricted by your evaluation about how you look
Similarly, if you have a sense of your innate value and a sense of self-esteem, the desire for eating food to feel better, or to fill up that feeling of not feeling enough will fall away and there will be a true choice to choose food that supports the gloriousness of you.