I used to feel like I was less than other people. I had a lack of self-love, self-worth and self-confidence. I was putting other people and their needs ahead of mine, thinking they were better than me, because of their social class, a ‘fancy job title’, you name it. When I look back, I think this is absolutely ridiculous, but yes, this is what I used to believe and it was making my life difficult in so many ways.
Sadly, there are so many people around the world who feel this way because their past beliefs may be controlling their lives, and what we believe will always be reflected back to us just like if we were looking in the mirror. But this is not to make anyone a victim. Not at all. What we focus on always expands, so it is very important to ask ourselves, whether we want to still believe what someone has told us about us or not.
You decide what you want to accept and believe, and what you want to discard.
My hope for this new decade is that we can finally start dissolving all these outdated beliefs, such as one is better than another. The truth is, we are all human beings and we should all be treated equally, without being afraid to speak up or stand up for ourselves, no matter what category someone put us in, in the past. This is what creates division, separation and so much pain. I think this new decade should be the decade where we finally wake up and start doing something about this issue, so the next generations can feel freer. Some of you may think that’s quite an ambitious vision and may even be impossible. Perhaps… But, if many people with great intentions come together, why not? One of many great things that came out of my personal struggles, is to think big and stopped believing in the impossible.
Where can we begin?
Let’s be an example to others by treating everyone the way we want to be treated. Let’s be more loving and compassionate towards each other and treat people with love, respect, no matter of their ‘so called’ social class or a job title. I know many people won’t even need this reminder, because they are already respectful and would not even consider treating others disrespectfully, but if you’ve ever looked down on someone, let this be your reminder.
And if you are someone who sometimes feels less than other people, please know that this isn’t who you truly are. You are more than good enough. You are worthy of amazing things in life, no matter what lie you have accepted in the past about yourself. You matter and you can make a decision to see yourself in a different light at any given moment. You are a unique individual with so much greatness within you and a potential to do some wonderful things in life.