Think you're not worthy? Read this.

Most of us have a long list of things we’d like to fix or improve or enhance or completely change about ourselves. We all feel broken in places, or ‘less than’ we think we should be. It’s one of the challenges of being human, and it can take a Herculean effort to reach a point of total self-acceptance …

But here's a little trick from the self-love guru herself, Louise Hay, which cuts through all the baggage, all the past issues and all the disappointments with ourselves and others, all the judgements, and all the fears, and just gets to the simplest purest point: 

You don’t have to earn love any more than you have to earn the right to breathe. You have a right to breathe … because you exist. You have a right to be loved … because you exist. That is all you need to know. (Louise Hay in Heart thoughts: a treasury of inner wisdom)

I like this: if we breathe, we deserve love. It’s as profound and beautiful as it is simple.

It’s like we can round up our perceived flaws and failings and cast them aside in one fell swoop, getting to the essence of the matter with one simple idea: I have a right to be loved … because I exist. 

Breathe into this concept for a while and see what you think. Too simple or really useful?


Natalie Bartley