I so love how the universe works. I was just talking to a friend and reminding her that her life is of value. I talked with her about how if she focuses on that understanding it will help her move out of her depression. She has told herself that her life is worth nothing so often that she now believes it. I can remember a time when people told me my life was worth nothing. I am so grateful part of me never agreed with them, or at least did not agree with them long enough for it to take root and push out all the light in my life and heart.
My life is worth something. This was the affirmation I read this morning from don Miguel Ruiz Jr’s new book Living a Life of Awareness: Daily Meditations on the Toltec Path. He wrote,
“With that statement, you plant the seed of unconditional love in your heart and mind as you shine a light into the darkness of conditional love.
Repeating this simple affirmation regularly creates a practice that overtakes the negative voices of the internal narrators, the ones that say, “You are no good,” or “You are not worthy,” and “You are not enough.”
The Truth is that you are more than enough! Perfect, exactly the way you are! Today, I ask you to honor and love yourself just because you are."
So I have been sitting here for a few minutes just saying, “My life is worth something.” With each repetition, I could feel this voice inside me going “yup yup yup.” It is such a blessing to wake up and know that my life is worth something. I went to have a morning cup of coffee with my housemate Sam and his early morning comments to me were about how my life and ministry are worth something.
I could remember a time when I did not feel that way. I laid down to take a nap and pray about whether or not the world would not be in a better place without me. I had one of those dreams like that old movie, “A Wonderful Life,” where he discovers what a difference he has made in his life. When I woke up, I realized my life was worth something.
Today, I am still clear that my life is worth something. I have given love to my son Nicholas who adopted me as his mom 23 years ago. I have helped people to grow and evolve spiritually through my willingness to be of service to others. I have taught my students how to think for themselves and push themselves beyond the boundaries of intelligence they have set for themselves. I have been mother to our babies, some of who have since passed on, ensuring that they did not need to live on the streets or go unadopted in an animal shelter. I have continuously found the courage to work on being the best person I can be.
Each day, I invest in my life and myself because my life, and all that I do with and in it, are worth something!