It could be a monetary price tag such as -
I'm worth $10.00 an hour because that's what I get paid at my job.
My house is expensive therefore I have worth.
My income can't even pay the bills, therefore I'm of little worth.
It could also be a value price tag such as -
I'm not worth much because I make so many mistakes, I'm too fat, I have no friends.
Being the CEO makes me worth more.
Both of these price tags are false ways of determining our worth. Most of society judges our worth by performance - if we perform well we get recognized in positive ways such as:
If we don't perform well, society lets us know that too, usually in demeaning ways such as:
being looked over
Everywhere we look there is something or someone telling us we're not quite adding up.
- mannequins wearing clothes too small for any normal sized person to wear
The list goes on....
Not only does society as a general rule sabotage us, but we are sabotaging ourselves by what we think and say about ourselves.
How often have we looked in the mirror just to turn away disgusted with what we saw? How often have we done something stupid and sent these messages to our brain I'M SO STUPID, I'LL NEVER CHANGE, I CAN'T DO ANYTHING RIGHT.
We're going to step aside from what society is telling us and what we keep telling ourselves. We're going to take a look deep within ourselves and see the TRUTH.
- Our worth was determined long before we were born.
- Our worth is not based on performance.
- Our worth is unchanging and unchangeable.
Do you believe this? Do you know this is true?
Who determined our worth?
Before we came to earth, we were created by a Supreme Being. We are HIS children.
Take a minute and let that sink in....
Being children of a Supreme Being gives us quite a bit of worth wouldn't you say? Does HE love us less because we make mistakes, or because we're overweight? Does HE love us less because we don't have a high paying job or lots of friends?
These are important questions that most people don't quite know the answers to.
Picture yourself standing before HIM. What do you think HE would say to you. Will you recognize HIM? If we're his children then we must look like HIM and HE looks like us. RIGHT?
So - what does understanding our worth have to do with health and nutrition?
First of all, the RELATIONSHIP we have with ourself is a valuable part of healing and health.
Second, we can't have a healthy relationship with others, until we love and appreciate ourselves. Understanding and accepting the basic principle -
Our worth isn't determined by our performance
.....is the beginning of healing and good health.