Right from the moment we are born, the darkness of this world seems to envelop us – wanting us to forget our true nature – and doing its best to make us feel flawed, inadequate, small and insignificant.
And as someone who has walked in darkness; as someone who has felt the overwhelming pain and power darkness has over us, I can tell you for sure that we are far from being flawed.
We are far from being unworthy, small and insignificant!
In fact, just as Marianne Williamson said it so beautifully,
We are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frighten us… We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~ Marianne Williamson
Here are 6 Things You Should Know About Yourself
1. There is nothing about you lacking
The first thing you should know about yourself is that there is nothing about you lacking!
It is quite challenging for me to describe in words the things I’ve seen and the experiences I had in my dark night of the soul. But what I can tell you for sure is that in that place I realized that our true nature is perfect, whole and holy.
There is nothing about us as Human Beings that needs fixing, changing and improving.
We are perfect!
Life created us that way.
Our true nature – our essence – who we are at the core level is already perfect, whole and holy. And the more we try to change, correct and improve that which is already whole and perfect, the weaker we become and the more power darkness has over us.
2. Your Light is more powerful than all darkness
The second thing you should know about yourself is that the darkness of this world comes in many forms. It takes the form of fear, confusion, anger, self-defeating thoughts, blame, shame, guilt, excuses, regret, hate, resentment, limitations, etc. And through all of these emotions, darkness tries its best to keep us from experiencing our sacredness and it wants us to perceive It as being more powerful than We are.
But it is not!
Our Light is more powerful than all darkness. And the only power darkness has over us is the one we give to it.
Just as it is written in the New Testament:
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ~ John 1:5
3. In the eyes of the world, your good will never be “good enough”
We waste our lives trying so hard to impress the world, and what does the world do for?
What does this world do for us except to make us feel inadequate, unworthy and never good enough?
Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you? ~ Rumi
What can this world give to us that we don’t already have?
As someone who has tried her best to prove to the whole world that I am a valuable and worthy human being, I can honestly tell you that it’s not worth it!
And you know why?
Because no matter how much you try to impress this world, and no matter how much you give to it, there will always be more to be done.
In the eyes of the world, there will always be more for you to do, to be, and to have.
This world is always “hungry…”
4. Don’t confuse your real value with the artificially created value
Not sure if you’ve to notice this, but from a very young age we are programmed to associate the value of a person with certain things – popularity, money, fame, success, number of Likes, Shares, Followers, physical appearance, etc.. And the more of these things somebody has, the “more valuable they become.”
It’s a clever way to control and manipulate people.
And we fall for it. Oh, how we fall…
5. If you don’t recognize your own value, nobody else will
One of the reasons why it’s so easy for us to be manipulated and tricked into thinking our value comes from what we do externally, not from who we are internally, is because we have no idea who we are.
We forgot about ourselves.
We disconnected from our true nature.
We want the world to recognize our value, failing to realize that this world is blind.
It’s not the world who needs to recognize your value, it is You!
It is your job to recognize your own value. And if you don’t, nobody else will.
“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” ~ Confucius
6. It’s not about what the world wants. It’s about what you need.
Stop giving this wicked world so much power over you.
Forget about what the World wants, and start focusing on what You want.
Focus on what brings You joy; on what brings You Peace; on what brings You fulfillment.
Always remember that:
Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. ~ Rumi
Ask all from yourself.