How do we deal with self-worth?
For our collective well-being, it is important to have a sober understanding of our self-worth. Too much, we become prideful; too little, we become brittle.
The challenge with trying to ascribe value and worth is that we tend to compare. Too much comparison leads to jealousy and envy; too little leads to apathy and complacency.
Managing one’s sense of self-worth then is a tricky balancing act. We should have enough of it such that we feel dignified; but we should be mindful that there is always someone better than us. We keep aspiring and moving towards thriving and flourishing while acknowledging that there is a Higher Power.
And maybe that Higher Power is like the Great Parent or the Great Teacher, delighting when the child or the student knows their limitations, and instead of running or pretending to know, they open their hearts so that the Parent and Teacher can enter.
Luke 7:1-10. I am not worthy, but only say the word and we shall be healed
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 255: SEPTEMBER 12, 2022]