At what point in life are you supposed to have it all figured out? Know exactly what you want to do with your life – with who, when, where and how? Does that point ever even come? Or is life really just a work in progress…where we figure things out in bits and pieces as we go?
For some reason there seems to be so much pressure to know it all – have it all NOW. Or am I the one putting the pressure on myself? Sometimes it’s really hard to tell. I guess it’s just one of those things I need to learn. Every person’s journey is different…we reach different milestones at different stages. And above all else…I can’t let anyone else dictate where in my life I should or should not be. It’s me vs me in this life. And that’s all I need to worry about.
My heart bleeds…and every drop echoes your name.
– Mamello Maitse
What does it mean to know your self worth?Is it merely about self-esteem and self respect? No…it’s waaaaay more!
Knowing your self worth is about self love. It’s knowing exactly who you are, and loving that person flaws and all. Its about acknowledgeding your weaknesses and not allowing them to make you any less than who you should be. Its about knowing your strengths and using them to build yourself. It’s about knowing what you deserve and putting it out into the universe by how you carry yourself. When you know who you are and love that person…there is nothing anyone can do or say to shake you down. Neither praise, nor discouragement…because you KNOW your worth.
This has been my favourite life lesson. Getting to know myself took 25years lol…amd I’m still learning. Its been a long journey. The hardest has been getting to know those parts of myself I would rather keep hidden. Little did I know that I was empowering them by not facing them. And now that I have…I have never loved myself more. I love the person I am. My vulnerabilities make me who I am…they don’t make me any less…
I know who I am, I know what I am worth…and its my responsibility to make sure the universe doesn’t get it twisted.
My love for you melts through your chastity belt…
I dream of a love that even time will be still and lie down for…
– Sally Hoffman (Practical Magic 1998)