There are many fears in the world. Fear of spiders, enclosed spaces, heights etc., but a major fear I see on planet Earth is the fear of ‘not enough’. Feeling that as you are is not good enough, so you strive to be better, to be more, to be better than your fellow man, when in fact you are vast and far more expansive than any of you can imagine.
Because of ‘not enough’-itis, many of you feel that life is unfair. You feel that you work hard and get nowhere. You see others doing very little, working far less and perhaps not doing a great job, and yet they receive praise and admiration and seem to be valued far more than you are. This hurts you to your core, but your inner being knows that you are far more than this shell, far more than the value you place on outer results and actions. However, human feedback is something you’ve been taught to need and if you don’t receive positive acknowledgment, you doubt your own worth.
The value you place on what you do is important, for the world is your mirror, and if you feel you are not valued, if you feel that your abilities are not seen or heard, you do not feel that you matter.
The outer world is like your mother. It may appear that your mother is conditional in her love, where she loves others for doing exactly what you do, but does not love you. In fact she reflects your own mistrust in your own abilities. The world does not see you, or hear you, or know that you exist until you know you exist.
If you feel that who you are isn’t important, that what you do doesn’t matter, then no amount of effort is going to make a difference to how the world sees you. If you follow your passion, love what you do and value yourself, the world will reflect this.
Someone could paint a black dot on a white piece of paper and receive praise, love, positive feedback and money from that work of art – simply because they feel that what they do is worthwhile. They feel that what they do has meaning and purpose.
The next person could paint another abstract work of art, full of depth, full of colour and fabulous on the eyes, yet no-one will get to see it. To the world, it doesn’t exist; it is meaningless. It means nothing because the painter has listened to the stories of his or her past, and believes them.
It’s How You Feel
The painter believes that he or she is worthless, useless, bad at art. And so the world reflects this belief. Both works of art could be held in a prominent visible place where thousands of people pass every single day and yet the black dot on the white paper will receive the most attention.
It’s not what you do in this world, but how you feel about what you do that’s important.
When you look at your passions, your interests, and your own self, and see nothing of worth, then know that life will feed this belief back to you. If you can find a way to value yourself without exerting your will or your effort anymore, you will find that you need to do less, to shine more.
There is something within you wanting to emerge and greet this magnificent world.
Your invisibility serves no-one.
You deserve to be seen.
You deserve to be heard.
You deserve to let your magic out and for life to be a glorious adventure.
Do you think you’re ready? It is time to remove the mask of invisibility; it is time to embrace the wonder of you.
No longer may you hide behind that rock, sobbing that no-one can see you – you can come out from behind the rock and allow yourself to be seen now.
Are you ready?
Are you ready for the world to see you and embrace you?
From ‘When Everyone Shines But You’
~Not Good Enough~
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