A baby doesn’t need to do or be or have anything to be valuable and worthy. This baby is all of that and more just by existing—and the same is for you.
Why do we think that we don’t have value or that we are not worthy of anything good in this life? When does this belief start?
Children innately know their value and worthiness
When babies are born they don't know anything about this world but they still manage to have their basic needs met. That's because adults know babies are valuable and worthy just because they exist, and we gladly take care of them.
As babies become toddlers, they just focus on feeling good. They don’t know or care about being valuable or worthy and they still are. And adults still know that.
Look at the children in your family. Look into their little eyes. Observe their actions and see the value and worthiness they irradiate. Recognize how they don’t need to be or do or have anything to be valuable.
Kids know they deserve anything and everything and don't understand when their parents say otherwise. But parents begin to send signals of their own unworthiness to their children especially when they feel worried, angry, or sad most of the time.
Why and when we lose the belief that we are valuable and worthy
We believed we were not worthy when we began to open up our perspective to include others—starting with our parents, and when we adopted beliefs of our culture and society as we started school.
How to find your value and worthiness again
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” ― Zen Shin
In our economic system, money and things have value based on what others think and believe them to be worth. But we’re neither money nor things, we’re so much more. So, don’t let others give you your worth; they have no idea what’s theirs much less what’s anybody else’s.
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