by Robyn Jones – B.Sc. (Psych), Goonellabah, Australia
Every woman that I have come into contact with to date, seems to be affected by what can be described as a ‘lack of self-worth’.
Women frequently share with me their feelings of ‘not being good enough’, ‘feeling like they are not doing enough’, ‘feeling like they are not enough just for who they are’. Women share that they often have thoughts of ‘self-blame’, ‘running themselves down’, being critical of themselves, overdoing things, as well as feelings of having ‘done something wrong’ when other people are upset with them.
I was listening to an audio by Esoteric Women’s Health Founder and Director, Natalie Benhayon the other day, and she described ‘lack of self-worth’ as “the modern day plague”.
In this particular audio Natalie Benhayon shares, “If there was a disease that we could say almost every woman worldwide suffers, it would be lack of self-worth, aside from the physical ailments and dispositions that they also experience, lack of self-worth would be the modern day plague that affects every woman in society, either throughout their entire life or at least some point in their life.”
Natalie goes on to say “Understanding and truly healing lack of self-worth for women is a very important part of our lives, that we need to explore in a much deeper way than we have thus far been looking at it, as a society.”
In order to be able to do this we first need to recognise that we are in fact suffering from a lack of self-worth and then how this plays out in our life, how ‘lack of self-worth’ affects our thoughts and feelings, and how it impacts on our relationship with ourselves and others.
As women, we freely discuss many aspects of our lives, such as, issues within our relationships, how hard it is to allow ourselves to love or be loved, our lack of trust, our struggle in allowing people to get close to us, being a 24/7 mum and not having any time for ourselves, and so much more.
But as Natalie Benhayon brings to the fore in this powerful audio, underlying all of these issues is a lack of self-worth that we are yet to fully understand and heal, as well as realising that a lack of self-worth is not something we have to live with everyday or even for the rest of our life.
To listen to the entire audio featuring Natalie Benhayon, titled – Lack of Self-Worth: The Modern Day Plague, click here.
What are some of the ways you can recognise this modern day plague of lack of self-worth playing out in your life? Please comment below.
Original article titled “Lack of self-worth: is this the modern day plague of our time?” was published on the Mouths of Mums website on April 4, 2016.