Self Esteem - A Change of Perspective
There is a way of looking at self-esteem that will truly build better self-esteem, the kind that will last. It just requires a change of perspective. Everyone wants to be happy and it’s encouraging to know that our ability to be happy lies in our hands. Many people think that they’d be happy if they had more money, or if they didn’t have to work at their current job, or if they were in a better relationship. Maybe these things would make you happier but true happiness and true self esteem come from within, from how you see yourself, how you think about yourself and your life.
Most people have a concept of soul or a higher reality and also of a personality self. If we view life from this higher soul perspective we’ll be able to see or recognize and see a fuller more comprehensive view of life and what it has to offer. Self-esteem when connected with our personality self is all wrapped up in thinking “how does this affect me”. We personalize everything instead of seeing it from an objective stance or from an impersonal perspective. When we personalize things we often blame ourselves or others if things don’t go the way we think they should or how we want them to. Our self-esteem; when only connected to our personality is fragile and easily bruised.
When we bring soul into the equation we can view conflicts or issues and see that perhaps there is something here that needs our attention that has been neglected or that needs solving. With soul; when we have a challenge we ask ourselves “how can I make this situation better”. We look for healthy ways to empower ourselves and others to come to a harmonious end result. Coming to a positive solution always makes us feel good about the outcome, the other, and ourselves.
There are many things that we can do on a daily basis that will boost our self-esteem and have us choosing the high road or the more loving or soul centered approach to any situation that arises. They choices are easy and simple; they just require a mature, loving decision instead of an immature, reactive decision. Choosing these simple empowering choices will allow your self-esteem to soar.
Even getting someone to smile changes the energy within them and within you as well. So the saying, treat everyone the way that you want to be treated, is a very simple way of honouring your self-esteem and the self-esteem of others as well.
Challenges or conflicts tell us that something isn’t working in our lives. That information is direct feedback and important information about what needs to change. In my books being aware of the challenge is a good thing because I already know what needs changing. I may not know exactly what needs to be done but I know that the soul aspect of me will respond if I ask for help. You can look at the situation from a personality perspective, one of being disappointed or a victim or you can look at it from a soul perspective with an attitude of what can I ‘learn from’ or ‘give to’ this situation.
Some solutions are so easy. If you’re mad at someone because they did something to you or said something that you didn’t like, forgive them! It takes so much energy to be angry and to maintain that anger. If you need to say something to clear the air then go and talk it out. You’ll feel so much better letting go of that negativity. You are in charge of how you feel, no one else! “For there is nothing either good or bad but, thinking makes it so.” – Shakespeare -
We have so much to feel grateful for. Change your perspective; see what you have in your life instead of what you don’t have. This change of perspective is from a personality perspective to a soul perspective. People who express gratitude for what they have are better able to deal with any stressful situations that arise; they are more optimistic and have greater self-esteem.
These are just a couple of ways to improve your self-esteem, to feel good about yourself, others and life in general. Be happy, find ways to make yourself happy on a daily basis and that feeling will build more self-esteem in your life and also spread to others. Knowing who you truly are is the greatest self-esteem builder. The Soul Journey program will help you do exactly that.
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