Who would you be if …
your value as a human being wasn’t depended on pleasing anyone (yourself included)?
you didn’t need to look any different from who you already are?
you didn’t need to be seen as the expert?
you didn’t need to be the tough guy correcting everyone in sight?
you didn’t need to be the greatest this or that?
What drives us to be this or that?
Who would we be if we never had the need to anyone other than our innate selves ever again?
Why do we consistently feel crappy about ourselves, because we are not someone – something else?
Who would we be if,
our happiness didn’t depend on anyone loving us?
our happiness didn’t depend on being rich and visibly accomplished?
our happiness didn’t depend on being right all the time?
Explore who rejects who you are.
Who else rejected you as you are (I already know that you do)?
What else rejected you for who you are?
Does nature reject anything?
Isn’t it true that in nature everything is able to live as their fellow species lives?
Isn’t it true that in nature everything is always just right?
Are we not expressions of nature?
Are we not a part of the same creative power that makes the oceans and the mountains, the bugs and the lions?
Who are you when all the self rejection is seen as the lie that has dominated your life?
If you are not aware of your own self rejection, then I suggest that you take a cold, hard look at all the things you need to be and need to have happen for you to be happy. Because when you take the inventory, you will see in that story a person who is rejecting their innate being.
You will discover that beneath all the layers, beneath all the needs, beneath all the compulsions, you are just loving openness – perfect with this very moment. Alive as life itself.