Our lives in the 21st century have become dangerously fast-paced and have inclined towards perfection and material success on all fronts. But while these ideal achievements might be in the form of tangible realities, these come from an internal root cause in most cases: unfulfilled need of self-worth. We are told we are not enough and are compared now and then to some set standard that promises our belonging in the society.
What happens next is our constant feeling of worthlessness that feels almost impossible to satiate. To outgrow ourselves from these harmful patterns and downward spirals, it is necessary that we shut our doors to the outer world and begin to analyze ourselves from within. To do that, it is imperative not to wear the glasses that we wear to criticize ourselves. Instead, we need to treat ourselves as we would treat our kids, patiently and lovingly.
Once we get to acknowledge our inner thoughts, beliefs, patterns, and internal conflicts, it becomes essential to recognize them and respect the core values and ideas we have. For that matter, noting whether our actions and behaviors match our values or not becomes an integral part of the healing process.
Fully embracing and projecting these core values into our practical lives is the crucial step in living a life that is not controlled by any external factor. This is also how we can feel more satisfied and whole in ourselves.
While we have to make crucial decisions in our lives, we often come with a choice of whether to go for our intuition or not. When we have fully acknowledged our beliefs and values, following our gut instincts becomes a lot easier, and this is what we should expect from ourselves in times when mere our analytical mind is not enough.