What is self esteem?
Aug 25, 2020
Have you ever wanted to feel confident about who you are, in such a way that you feel at peace with your decisions and relationships?
Have you wanted to be able to set boundaries without feeling guilty? Would you like to be assertive, but not pushy?
Are you scared of conflict? Or Are you always trying to please people?
Self esteem is the way in which we see ourselves. Our perceptions, beliefs and opinions about who we are.
This is shaped and molded from when we were a child and our experiences as we grow older. Rebuilding our self esteem when we have been broken, may seem like an insurmountable task.
We may feel like shattered glass. Being wounded with words, behaviours, actions has lasting effects on our self -esteem and thus our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
The power of words and the variety of words you use either have a positive or negative affect on your subconscious and conscious mind.
Imagine if we think or hear 10 negative thoughts about ourselves a day, for a week.
Imagine the total for 1 month? A year? 5 years? Do you already feel heavy thinking about it?
What do you think would the effect be on our self-esteem and spirit if we experience 280 negative thoughts in a month?
How would these affect what we believe about ourselves?
How does what we think and feel about others affect them also?
Remember that no one person is less worthy than another and that no one is deemed as more important.
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD