Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wonderful and Loved

You are wonderful, and you are loved.

Really.

I know you don't fully believe that, and that even if you say it sometimes, you're generally just trying to be convincing, because you want it to be true.

So I'm here to tell you that it IS true, and that you ARE wonderful. And loved.

Most of your life, you've operated under the assumption that for you to be wonderful and loved, you're going to have to DO something, or several somethings. You're going to have to take actions that will demonstrate you are wonderful to the world-at-large, so that the world-at-large can be a gigantic mirror that will show you who you are - someone who is wonderful, and loved. But that's backwards.

Mirrors are always backwards. 

You don't have to do anything, because you are already something, and that something is wonderful and loved. So wonderful and loved, in fact, that it requires no explanation, proof, or affirmation. It just is. You don't have to fight for it, demand it, or hope for it any more. But you're free to accept it. So, accept it.

Here's something else: you're also a bit of a jerk. 

It's okay that you're a jerk, though. You're a jerk, and I love you. I don't even know you and I love you and think you're wonderful, because you're a people, and people are wonderful.

Here's another something else, though - most of the really jerky things about you are just outgrowths of all the little ways in which you've believed the liars who've told you that you needed to buy their product in order to be wonderful and loved. But I want you to know that you can rejoice today in the fact that there is nothing you need to buy in order to be wonderful and loved. There will always be people who will take the doubt you feel about your wonderfulness and your lovedness and use that doubt to try and manipulate you into buying their product (thinking, most likely, that if they sell enough product, they'll be wonderful and loved):

* Advertisers have told you that if you buy their product, you will be more wonderful and loved. 
* Preachers have told you that if you buy their product, you will be more wonderful and loved.
* Politicians have told you that if you buy their product, you will be more wonderful and loved.


I am here to say to you, again, that you are already wonderful, and loved - to the maximum utmost.
You don't have to buy anything.

Not. One. Thing.  

At times on this blog, I have tried to sell you things. I have tried to make you buy these little globlets of thought that I have wanted you to believe would make you more wonderful and loved.

I haven't necessarily been wrong in those thoughts - but I have been lying about the last bit. 

Because you're already there. You don't have to believe a word that I or anyone else says - you're already wonder-full and loved. It's inherent. It's written across the sky and the moon and the sea and your heart. It's in the trees, the birdsong, the breeze, and the mountains.

When you believe this to be true, you will receive an amazing gift, and the gift is this: that because of your wonderfulness and your lovedness, you do not have to be afraid any more. You will most likely be afraid sometimes, still, because life is scary. But you will not have to be afraid. Chances are good that most of the time you won't remember to be afraid, because you will be too busy being something else. You.

And you know what you are, right?

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If you believe this is true then please, tell someone else.
Don't let a day go by without letting someone else know that they are wonderful and loved.
We're all doubting it a little, today (Me, too!).
We all need reminding.

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