How much are you willing to suffer because you decide not to believe in your reality?
Equilibrium can not be mastered if your beliefs run counter to your reality.
In reality, you are a beautiful, divine, phenomenal person.
In your belief about yourself, you may be anything but these.
And this discord between who your really are and who you believe yourself to be will set a life pattern of teeter-tottering.
Because you do not believe yourself to be worthy, you will act as someone who must work to earn worth.
Because you do not believe yourself to be loving, you will act as someone who must earn love.
Because you do not believe yourself to be a “good” person, you will act as someone who must prove his or her “good-ness”.
You will begin on one end of the teeter-totter, butt planted firmly on the ground because this, for the moment is what you believe.
But there is that other end, up in the sky and free, and you will think “That is where I need to be”.
And you will crawl across that plank and you will cross that center point and you will think you have it made, until that “free” end comes crashing down upon the ground by your weight.
You wanted to climb and be free, but you forgot to leave the weight of your beliefs behind.
It is not that you need to be on the free end of life, up in the sky. That is never the intent. What you are seeking is an end to the teeter-tottering, the conflict between the reality of who you are and who you believe yourself to be.
You are a kind, loving, good, wonderful, beautiful, amazing, engaging, warm, full, sincere, divinely-inspired person.
This is your reality. May your beliefs no longer be in conflict with this reality.
This is written for those, like me, who have found themselves swinging up and down on the teeter-totter of self-defeating beliefs.
We have been seeking peace and perhaps forgotten, as I did, that with such damning, grounding beliefs, I would never find the equilibrium I was seeking.
I hope you find your balance, that sweet point between your divine beauty (your true reality) and who you believe yourself to be.
I’ve been thinking about balance a lot lately. Wow. Synchronicity. 🙂
yes, and I always love the image of yoga and balance (on so many levels ). Really enjoying your “Yogini” blog.
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Balance is what is central to serenity and a peaceful integration of the many identities that we perceive of ourselves to be when in reality, we’ve actually forgotten the higher-self that we are to be and thus, we must juggle in the identities to maintain a balance long enough that allows recalling that we are divine by nature.
thank you so much for the reblog. I love the idea of the PEACEFUL integration of our many identities. SO beautifully stated.
Ah, ye old self defeating beliefs. How I work to leave thee behind.
Beautiful post! This is one I shall come back and reread. 🙂
yeah! Seems as if we are working on similar issues right now 🙂
very much so!
I LOVE this! Re-blogging to armyofangels2013. This conflict can create a lot of problems. I have recently emerged from the “unworthy” category…
Oh, I am so glad it resonated!! thanks for the re-blog.
Excellent post! I’ve been visualizing the process as a pit and a mountain with grounding in the middle, but I love the analogy of the teeter totter. So true. Pride for instance is something people think of as a healthy thing to earn. The end on the buried in the sand is shame, so I seek a humble balancing point. I remember as a kid laying on the teeter totter in the middle and loving the feeling I got when the adjustments were just right, with each end floating free. A small mistake could be corrected easily, while too much would bring me slamming down. Thanks for that memory.
Wow! thanks for your comment!! I had forgotten the feeling of being in the middle, when as you write “the adjustments were just right”. I love the freedom that this reminder brings up. You are right, when we are close to the center, any small mistake can be corrected easily. THANK YOU for this great contribution to the posting.
:). Your welcome!
I certainly relate to the swinging up and down on the teeter totter of beliefs. It’s amazing how often my butt comes crashing down on that teeter totter as I accumulate the beliefs that bring me down. It really is a balancing act, I like this imagery. 🙂
I am so glad you liked the image. It felt “right” to me- the reaching up to get to the other side, only to come crashing down. I don’t know about you, but I am tired of teeter-tottering. 🙂
Wow, this is very insightful, Kimberly. Do you mind if I repost this on my site?
…with links and credit to you, of course 🙂
Of course you can re-blog. I am so glad it resonated with you!!! thanks for asking 🙂
Reblogged this on Let Me Reach with Kim Saeed and commented:
An insightful post on realizing your worth from Kimberly Harding…
This is a wonderful post. Exactly what I needed to read at this point of time. x
Balance eludes me, thanks for the post. It is great.
Obviously, it eludes me too. that is why I have to write about it 🙂
This is so true and something more people should hear!
Wonderful analogy. Thanks for the reminder of who we really are, despite the illusion that we are otherwise, based on old patterns of false beliefs. We need really BIG erasers to wipe them away! 🙂
I really like the idea of a BIG eraser. Where can I get one? 🙂
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thank you for the reblog!!
LOVE! Thank you for this beauty! I no longer believe balance to exist. That’s why we can never find it:). It all just is and it is alway perfect. Xoxo!
Ah…good point- perhaps balance does not exist. 🙂
A double minded man is unstable in all of his ways. That’s from James in scripture and I thought of it as I read your post.
Absolutely loved this!! thanks for sharing.
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thank you for the reblog!!
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I am back to blog after a long time and as I told, I immediately open up your site for reading. I have lot of backlog to complete. But, I must say, each and every post of yours has such a deep meaning. They are simple, short but convey a strong message.
I love reading your thoughts. And the images along , do make these so perfect.