A Feeling Of Unworthiness

A Feeling Of Unworthiness

Feelings of being unworthy and a burden on others can be common among people. It is usually a mixture of low self-esteem and introvertedness, coupled with a tendency to not express one’s feelings, and keeping them bottled up.

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The error that we make is identifying ourselves with our emotions. We are by ourselves perfect, but we were never told this. Our feelings are not us. Our fear is a separate entity, which we can handle, and tame. We feel angry but cannot become anger ourselves.

Our feeling of unworthiness is due to our mistakenly identifying the rising and falling emotions as facts.

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You are not sad just feeling sad for a little time
  • Emotions are tricky little bastards.
  • Their presence feels all-consuming, to the point that you believe they’re apart of you.
  • You start to believe you don’t “feel sad” but instead you “are sad.”



There are no bad emotions

Emotions are not “bad” or “good” but simply “comfortable” or “uncomfortable.” And even uncomfortable emotions (like sadness, anger etc) help us point issues we ignored about ourselves.

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