You’ve probably heard the analogy of people being like onions … many layers can be peeled
back. At our core is the question “What does ‘this’ say about me as a person?” How we
view ourselves determines our reality, resilience, meaning, relationships,
and peace of mind.
Thoughts and feelings that are interwoven with self-esteem include:
“I’m not enough”
Guilt (even if nobody in the world ever knows, I did something wrong.)
Shame - Ugh, they know!
The other side of the coin is Positive Self-Esteem which comes from Growth. To be clear, this is not narcissism, entitlement or rationalizing
inappropriate behavior. Authentic self-esteem is firmly rooted in “the facts”
and TONS OF SELF-COMPASSION.While it is appropriate and healthy
to feel a level of responsibility for our actions, most people experience them
to a disproportionate degree. The Opposite of Shame: Self-Worth and
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