**Following is an inspiring message from Lissa Rankin MD
SOMETIMES YOU WONDER where you came from. Although your creation is a mystery to scientists and mystics alike, let me tell you a little story and you can check in with your heart of hearts to see if any of it resonates with the core of your Being.
WE WILL NEVER change our life for the better, until we become fully aware that there’s part of our mindset that seeks approval. To alleviate this innate feeling we are surreptitiously waiting for compliments, assurances, proof that we are loved and worthy, that we are part of the family, the group.
FINDING TRUE HAPPINESS, true success, is not striving for some finite goal, like owning that beautiful house, or winning the lottery, or having the whole planet live justly and fairly in harmony for that matter. These things may happen, and they may be worthwhile finite goals to work towards…But!..
SHAME IS THE BELIEF that we are bad or worthless in some way. We shame ourselves through negative self thoughts and recriminations. Shame is different from guilt, in that guilt is to feel badly about something we have done, whereas shame is to feel badly about who we are.
OUR WORLD IS FULL OF CHANGE and quite frankly, many of us feel frustrated with how things are. We worry about politics, climate change, our jobs, what our fellow human beings are doing to the world and to themselves… and we worry about ourselves and why we feel so frustrated with the way things are.