How would you feel if I told you that you are amazing? How about if I followed up with you are also beautiful/handsome, perceptive, intelligent, magnificent, strong, funny, loving, wise and incredibly clever?

Maybe you would agree with some but most would be denied and that denial would sweep the agreed upon ones into the “soon forgotten” pile too.

Our problem is not a lack of education, status, money, luck or any other possession or accomplishment. Our problem is that we don’t really know our true nature. Our parents, peers, teachers and leaders were too insecure to tell us of our greatness. How would they control us if we were told we were greater than they perceived themselves to be?

We were admonished not to be prideful. Those who had thought highly of themselves but had failed at some task were gleefully paraded in front of us as prime examples of thinking too highly of one’s self. 

As children, lacking the physicality and strength of adults, we were constantly reminded of our inferiority, a temporary condition that should have been extinguished by growing older but the early conditioning kept us still feeling inferior even as adults.

In a few short written words I cannot hope to undo the years of negative conditioning that you have been subjected to but maybe, just maybe, these few words will be as seeds, seeds that start to grow and soon become the dominant strain edging out all others.

Tend to the garden of your spirit. Do not try to get rid of all the negativity. Frequently flood yourself with words and thoughts of things that feel better. For just a few moments each day imagine that your greatness is the truth and soon you will feel the powerful force that lives within you agreeing with you.

People seek God outside of themselves and should they find it in another person or pet or book or scenic panorama, they still refuse to see its twin inside of themselves BUT if they would, even for a moment, accept the possibility of their true greatness, they would sprout the seeds of untold happiness.

Sundrops On Life -Better Thoughts. Better Days.

 Patrick McBride

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