Although It’s Been Said…Many Times…Many Ways…


Such a simple statement…I don’t know why I’ve fought it so all these years…why I’ve insisted that I am different…less than…more than…perhaps because we…as individuals…struggle to be individuals
And while it’s true…I am less than many people…less beautiful…less wealthy…less intelligent…less talented…less courageous…less successful…
The opposite is just as true…I am more than many people…more beautiful…more wealthy…more intelligent…more talented…more courageous…more successful…
But…suddenly…I see that these differences unite me to…rather than separate me from others…for the same is true for them as well…it’s pretty much a Universal Truth…
Now…I know…if we really dug…we might find the one who is at the top or the bottom of these heaps…but I wonder…could we ever clearly identify that person…and would it be a constant status…or would it be continuingly changing…
So…somewhere along the line…I forgot…if I’d ever known…that I was both sides of the equation…in my struggle to be an individual…I found it easier to focus on less than…I was…after all…raised with the belief…that pride was a sin…if I acknowledged that I was also more than…wouldn’t that be pride…
Honestly…I’ve always been more uncomfortable accepting compliments than insults…but…I’m getting better at it…no need to insult me today…really…geez…
We talked about this last night…I was a participant in Jenn Givler and Teresa Morrow’s…Busy Person’s Time Out—Get You Back…then Leah sent me a link to a Brene Brown video which is all about living whole heartedly…and then the message from Carolyn this morning…that ended in the quote of the day…
And…although each message was different…they all dovetailed into each other so nicely…that I couldn’t determine where one ended and the other began…
So…I am different…I am unique…I am less than…I am more than…and…so are you…let’s celebrate that…as we all try to accomplish our destinies…we are the gift…(thanks for that Jenn)
Jane

We travel different paths…but…we all try to accomplish our destiny—Carolyn

4 thoughts on “Although It’s Been Said…Many Times…Many Ways…

  1. So true! I have to agree that I too will shy away from a compliment but will agree with an insult, so much so that it doesn't even hurt my feelings because I know it to be true. For instance you can tell me I'm overweight, a little lazy, unhealty or plain and I'm ok with that. But tell me I'm beautiful and I recact negatively. I think I need a shrink….lol! I am working on it. We are products of God and therefore are all beautiful.

  2. Amanda…

    You ARE beautiful…and talented…and delightful…and so much more…

    I value your spirit and overall loveliness so much…

    For me…the forgiveness pray that I have talked about…has helped me to accept that it's okay to be more than…by healing the parts of me that feel less than…

    Peace and Love!
    Jane

  3. You ARE the gift – and you too Amanda 😉

    I agree – it's so easy for us to believe the "lie" as I like to think of it… all this negativity floating around – it's all lies.

    The truth is, we are powerful, light-full, exquisite, worthy, amazing, Love, Worthy. We ARE all the positive stuff… when we stop believing the lies – the negativity – we open up to life, and life opens up to us.

    Stop believing this lies people! Find your truth, step into it, and BELIEVE!!

  4. Jenn…I love everything you said…and I could tell…you've borrowed one of Bertha's soapboxes…haven't you…LOL!

    It is so true…it has been easier to believe the lie than accept the truth of our beauty…so glad that is changing…not only for me…but for so many others…it's the miracle…

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