Don't give up! I believe in you all! A person's a person no matter how small!
There are many times in my life when I have felt that my value comes from what I do – my job, my salary, how perfect I could make my relationships. It is often a conscious effort for me to remember that my value comes from me as I am – not from how I measure up to “perfection.”
A friend once told me that simply by existing, I have a right to be. Simply by being here, I have a right to the respect and dignity of human beings – just as any other person. I don't need to be the perfect daughter or be the perfect partner. I can just be. It is in this way that I can remember that I am not greater nor am I less than others. I
This balance is often hard to maintain because of my black-and-white thinking. But in cases like this, I do Stepwork, reach out to people in the program including my Sponsor. When I do this, I am able to get in touch with my serenity rather than seek externally for validation.
A meditation for May 23, 2013.
Oh, L'amour – Erasure