Having been conditioned to seek the approval of something (or someone) external our entire lives, it can be difficult to see our own inherent worth.
But if the lie is that you need the approval of others… then the truth is that you are accepted exactly as you are.
If no one else’s opinion about your worth or value matters, then you have true freedom to be yourself.
I told the team the other day that we humans were made to be love. We were made to have love infuse every thought, every action every cell in our bodies. This is something I cling to, not only as guidance for how I conduct myself and my business… but how I perceive myself and the others around me.
In Proverbs, the ancient book of wisdom, there’s a chapter that’s written in the voice of Divine Wisdom. At the end of this chapter, Wisdom tells us that it delights in mankind.
That means you. Me. All of us.
The Greatest Good in the universe takes delight in us… not because of how well we perform or assimilate… but simply because we exist.
What makes you valuable, and worthy, and deserving of love and acceptance, is who you are.
Not how you act. Not how you look. Not what you can do.
Just… who you are.
That’s enough. YOU are enough, just as you are.
If you want to experience the richness that life has to offer, then extend that same understanding to every person around you. My greatest hope is that, in doing so, we will begin to dismantle all the pain and lies that are so deeply entrenched… in our minds and in our societies.
What makes you valuable has nothing to do with what you do. What makes you valuable is who you are.
This is how you find yourself. This is how you find your people. And this is how you can be love in a world that so desperately needs it.