Let your capital be simplicity and contentment.
Henry David Thoreau
Make love of yourself perfect. Deny yourself nothing – give yourself infinity and eternity and discover that you do not need them; you are beyond.
Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.
We are so achievement-oriented that we often surge right by the true value of relating to what's before us, because we think that accomplishing things will complete us, when it is experiencing life that will.
We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their colour.
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
Orison Swett Marden
There is but one ultimate Power. This Power is to each one what he is to it.
You don’t have to justify the good that flows to you; it is a given. You are of more value in the joy of your cross-stitching than in the struggle of your ironing.
Abraham-Hicks, at Virginia Beach, VA on April 12, 1997
In our uniqueness lies our universality. By being what only we are, we contribute to humanity what only we can give.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
On wage equanimity: One hour of one person’s life equals one hour of another person’s life. (I’ve been saying this for years.)
Annie Zalezsak, April 24, 2016
How slight a nod it would take, how bare a smile, to give everyone you meet today a sense of worth.
Show me my true value... What is my core message that I am being asked to live and also to give to the world?
Robert Holden (HayHouseRadio.com February 6, 2014)
At the end of the day it’s not about what have accomplished…it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better.
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you
David Whyte, poet
Each detail in a city should reflect that human beings are sacred.
You cannot be less than you are now. You cannot achieve a vibration that is less than the vibration that you have achieved. That’s why when someone achieves an empire and then something happens where it is lost or destroyed, they still have the vibration that they’ve achieved, and the empire will come back again – you see it all the time – because it is the vibrational status that the Universe is responding to, not the financial status.
Abraham-Hicks, from the workshop in Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, May 7, 2003
We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value. The rapture that is associated with being alive is what it is all about.
You can not be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognise your own worth.
Every man stamps his value on himself… man is made great or small by his own will
JCF von Schiller
If we were standing in your physical shoes, that would be our dominant quest: Entertaining Yourself, pleasing Yourself, connecting with Yourself, being Yourself, enjoying Yourself, loving Yourself. Some say, “Well, Abraham you teach selfishness.” And we say, yes we do, yes we do, yes we do, because unless you are selfish enough to reach for that connection, you don’t have anything to give anyone, anyway. And when you are selfish enough to make that connection – you have an enormous gift that you give everywhere you are.
Abraham-Hicks, from the workshop in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, April 21, 2001
I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.
The only way that you can ever know if something is of value to you is by the way it feels as you are receiving it.
Abraham-Hicks, from a workshop in Lincroft, NJ, USA on October 15, 1996
There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.
Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within.
Steven H Coogler
You've got to love yourself enough to make yourself a priority.
Dr Phil McGraw, on his tv show, an episode about healthy living (also known as Dr Phil)
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American publisher
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) US abolitionist and clergyman
The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.
Bernard Meltzer (1914-2007) American law professor
What we must decide is perhaps how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are.
Edgar Z Friedenberg
Dignity and Respect has to do with what you are ready, willing, and able to accept within yourself and in accepting to be able to give others. It is your personal power to make a difference by being true to the best within you and letting that truth shine through your words and actions.
Gail Pursell Elliott, The Dignity and Respect Lady
It is important to receive what you think your services are worth. If you do not value your time and energy then you cut yourself off from your flow. When you are in your flow things happen easily and effortlessly and you get great results. Feeling disconnected from your flow happens firstly because you are giving your subconscious the message that you are worth less. Secondly it happens because this will inevitably generate feelings of discontent or resentment which also disconnect you from your flow.
The essential message here is: if you are in paid employment it is better to be paid less for doing something you love and are good at than more for doing something you do not like doing very much; and if you are in business then it is better to have one client paying you what you are worth than two who do not. You know it makes sense.
Only offer your work to those who value it. Otherwise you will feel devalued. Always honour what you do. This is so then others will see the value in what you do. Always give your best. This will steadily increase your sense of self-worth. Know that people are not only paying for the service they are receiving, they are also paying for your enthusiasm, passion, and joy in what you are doing. So the more you feel passionate about what you are doing the more others will feel it and the greater your opportunity for joyful financial reward.
If you are not clear what you have to offer is worth, neither will other people. Hoping that other people will see your value before you do is false hope. It is not up to other people to guess how much you are worth. The message here is that you must know your self-worth and then other people will know it.
If you do not feel worthy then you have probably accepted some very limiting ideas about yourself. These ideas exist now in how you think about yourself, your strengths or lack of them, and your goals, or lack of them. Issues of worthiness are not about what happened to you in your past. It is not about your childhood or your adolescent years. The child and adolescent still exist in you now. A lack of self-worth comes from what you tell yourself is true about you in the present.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
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