Love Worthy Lesson #1
There is a paradox within which blocks your ability to love yourself.
Buried deep is the belief that the physical self is impaired, imperfect, flawed, and, worse yet, unfixable. The belief takes a further step and sees the spiritual self as also damaged and irreparable.
The perception of brokenness creates a separation between the physical and the spiritual. Maintaining this separation elevates the physical over the spiritual, poisoning desire for deep spiritual connection. In the separation, the self feels helpless and dependent on the authority of outside truth or the arrogance of ego.
Outside truth is truth which comes from some source outside of self. When there is a lack of confidence in either the physical or spiritual self, it is difficult to trust self to find truth within. Truth from outside doesn’t seem flawed or untrustworthy. Yet, to always rely on outside truth undermines inner confidence and the sense of personal worth. But without self-belief, outside truth seems the more sensible choice.
As an inflexible definition self, within ego, there is no motive to learn or grow. The self has grabbed onto a stagnant view which it is afraid to lose. This view provides a false sense of security by offering standards of behavior to maintain the inflexibility of ego. Arrogance comes because there is no willingness to look beyond this view and see that self is stuck in false belief.
Reconciliation can occur by shifting belief. Not an overnight fix — but a motion which sustained for a few moments can gather enough momentum to shift self-awareness.
The shift begins by letting go of the notion that the physical and spiritual within are separate. The truth of self is unity. Rather than separate, the physical self is integrated with the spiritual self.
Most importantly, there is no flaw with either aspect, spiritual or physical. In this moment both are full and complete and without flaw. Instead, there is room to learn and explore and, in each moment, see self as amazing and awe-inspiring. Within the awareness of this inner beauty, self is able to find itself worthy of love.
Give yourself the opportunity to consider move towards a sense of unity within by asking yourself this question:
At the deepest levels, how do I experience or feel spiritual or physical separation?