Who am I to charge that much? Who am I to stand up to that person? Who am I to think I’m an ‘expert’ consultant? Who am I to walk away from this seemingly good job or relationship and think I can do better? That I DESERVE better? Who do I think I am?
From the bully in grade school to the domineering boss or spouse in life, we are challenged to find our voice and say ‘no’ or walk away, while our little ‘Who, me?’ demon is screaming inside, “What do you think you’re doing? Who do you think you are?”
It seems throughout life we face down this question over and over, sometimes with more at stake (opening our own business, taking a stand in our own families) than others. The core issue, however, is always about us. Who do we think we are? When this question arises within us, it is a good time to really examine it and our almost automatic, unnoticed emotional responses.
Do we think we’re somehow less than others? Unworthy of asking, teaching, telling? Or do we think that we were born with the same inalienable rights as the next person to our own safety, happiness, abundance, and joy? Beyond that, have we gained additional insight from experiences, and knowledge or training, that make us even more valuable than another in certain areas?
In that moment, we can stand in our Divine Self, worthy by virtue of our own presence, and know our value is in fact immeasurable! We can gratefully smile, appreciating all that we are, and respond with love and confidence in our knowledge that any challenge to our value is merely their misunderstanding, shortsightedness, or fear, and not about us at all.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau
Yours in Spirit,
Sheryl Sitts, Founder & Chief Inspirational Officer
Journey of Possibilities