Self-worth comes with archetypal healing qualities in that it helps us to value ourselves in a way that is beyond the mere use of the words. Self-worth comes from an internal well of love for self and love for the other.
This inner power of self-worth is such a beautiful quality to possess. When enveloped in it, you walk with a rhythm that breathes envy and adulation.
Maya Angelou puts it this way, “When you know you are of worth — not asking it but knowing it — you walk into a room with a particular power. When you know you are of worth, you don’t have to raise your voice. You don’t have to become rude. You don’t have to become vulgar.”
If you are struggling with low self worth, you can talk with a therapist or a good and trusted friend and take these steps towards a life of worth and self-love:
Truly acknowledge the wrong, neglect, trauma, harm, deprivation and oppression that was done to you, without making any excuses for the perpetrators, whomever they may be.
Take ownership of your pain and suffering, do not run away, avoid, or medicate the pain away. Own it, name it, put an image to it, feel it, but do not become or allow yourself to be imprisoned in it.
Surround yourself with warm, accepting and nonjudgmental people – this could be your spouse, friends, work colleague or community member.
Nourish yourself in whatever ways that align with your individual needs and tastes.