Meditation Articles Series
“Women Have One Flaw…”
I watched a video showing how amazing women are, and what they do. At the end of the video the one flaw that women have was revealed. Do you know what that is? The one flaw according to the writer of the video is that women don’t consider themselves worthy. If you are a woman reading this blog, would you agree with that?
Certainly for me it’s been a major issue. I believed most of my life that I was never worthy enough, or good enough. We women carry this erroneous belief in our collective consciousness. We carry it in the form of shame that is passed on from one generation to the next. It’s been there for a long, long time.
We can only bring about change by changing the fundamental beliefs we hold about ourselves. It can seem like a daunting task. These core beliefs are so programmed into the unconscious mind that we act them out often, without even being aware of what we are doing.
If you have been meditating for some time you will be more mindful of your thoughts and behaviour. For example, when you put yourself down, you may catch yourself doing that. You become conscious that what you are doing is in no way benefiting you, or others around you. You will know that your harsh judgment of yourself is unhealthy because your body won’t feel good. It’s telling you that you are out of alignment with your intrinsic truth, beauty, and goodness. Also, having some good friends, or a partner who challenge you when you are unkind to yourself will help to remind you when you become unconscious in your thoughts! We are usually much harder on ourselves than we are on others.
You are worthy. A meditation practice will enable you to observe those myriad thought forms that pass through your mind. You know how irrelevant most of them are. The harsh thoughts you hold are irrelevant because they keep you locked in a mindset that impedes the flow of life. And if you feel worthless you will limit yourself to experience that flow of life. Meditation is another tool to help you release and let go of those limiting beliefs, the most destructive being the belief of worthlessness.