I heard this statement recently and it resonated like WHOA. The full declaration was actually: “I’ve learned so many skills just to prove that I have value ... to make up for all my flaws.” 🧐 I was struck so deeply from a place of recognition that this lucid self-reflection may be (at least in part) accurate for me as well. People have been commending my skills for as long as I can remember. I’m known for my capacity to accomplish and achieve remarkable things. I’ve got a wall full of diplomas and plaques (my “wall of glory” as I jokingly call it) 🧠💪🏼 And this last year, cancer forced me to downshift from my constant state of DOING and PRODUCTIVITY to just BEING. But it never occurred to me before a few days ago that the motivation behind my accomplishment-driven personality could be tied to a deep sense of “not enough”. Of “flawed”. Not least of which comes from over a decade as a teen and young adult of believing my body was broken 😖 Accomplishment and productivity became a way to prove to myself and to the world that, despite my flaws, I have value. What a beautiful opportunity now, recognizing this seed, to intentionally and consciously claim my inherent value as a spirit being in this human experience ... independent of what I produce. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still fully committed to the concept that I produce value in the world through service and accomplishment ... but producing value for the world and HAVING INHERENT VALUE ✨ AS A HUMAN BEING are not the same thing. Healing is messy, y’all. I don’t have all the answers. But hopefully my musings either resonate for you personally and/or inspire you on your own spirit path of conscious evolution 💫🙌🏼 I am committed to the continual unfolding of my personal evolution of consciousness by shining a light around the shadows inside ... If you ever want help doing the same, I would be honored to connect and support you in your process of becoming who you truly are. Hearts centered, my loves!