“Great people will always be mocked by those who feel smaller than them. A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey. A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker. Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.” Suzy Kassem
“You are not a mistake, no matter what has been said to you or how things ‘appear’ to be in your life. Do yourself a favor and dismantle all the false beliefs that you had bought cheaply from others; they do not serve your true greatness.
A precious jewel is not less valuable because it has been covered in dirt, it simply requires some cleaning.” Anon I mus
We are so caught up in how others see us and what they think. People practically take a poll of their friends before making a decision. It is like we consciously choose to give our power away to other people. We don’t even seem to know we are powerful.
I have been trying to pay attention to the many messages we give our children about their self value. Most parents are clear on the need, during discussions about self-esteem, as to how it works BUT how many actually have that conversation? And how do our actions support or contradict what is said? Children learn by example. Continue reading