The Gifts of Imperfection – Book Study – PART 2 – Worthiness

1365Worthiness is an interesting thing. I believe that we are all amazing human beings having a human experience and each and every one of us has equal worthiness to be loved, to be successful, to be cherished and to belong. I am confused where the decision came that some of us are more worthy than others. I looked up the definition of “Worthy” in the dictionary to glean some answers and it says – worth = the value of something measured by its qualities. Then I looked up “qualities” and its said essential character.

So being worthy is about our character. Now that I can understand! To be worthy of this gift of being alive is to live our authentic gifts and talents with great character values of honesty, trust, patience, resilience, compassion, understanding, empathy….and I could go on and on. Mother Theresa is someone that comes to my mind when I think about great character traits.

I am sure you have heard the phrase, “love is the all that matters”. In fact love and belonging are essential to the human experience.  I love in Brene’s book, The gifts of Imperfection , she begins the chapter on love with  the one things that separates people who feel a deep sense of love and people who struggle for it. That one thing is the belief in their worthiness. She tells us that when we can let go of what other people think, and our own “story”, we gain access to our worthiness.

The key to worthiness, says Brene, is to let go of who we think we are “supposed” to be. Worthiness has no prerequisites.