You Alone are Enough
Posted on November 13, 2011 by Gabrielle Rose
An excerpt from my blog, these words offer a perspective on worthiness, a concept I often end up exploring with clients.
If you’ve read up to this point, I can guarantee you that this will be the first of many references to Oprah. I greatly admire her ability to offer and expand upon important spiritual and life principles that I truly believe in. She has been a great teacher of mine, and on the subject of being enough (related to my last post), I wanted to offer her beautiful perspective on it, including the many nuances that come along with it. In particular, please notice the last few lines which essentially say you being born makes you worthy. Last night on the finale of LifeClass she made the same statement in wrapping up the whole message of that profound series. You having simply been born means you are worthy of living and experiencing the best life possible for you. Yes, go ahead, breathe into that one.
And when you’re ready go ahead and take into other great words she shared on the finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show:
“I learned from the guests on this show, no need to feel superior to anybody. Because whether it’s heroin addiction or gambling addiction or shopping addiction or food addiction, work addiction, the root is all the same. The show has taught me there is a common thread that runs through all of our pain and all of our suffering, and that is unworthiness. Not feeling worthy enough to own the life you were created for. Even people who believe they deserve to be happy and have nice things often don’t feel worthy once they have them.
“There is a difference, you know, between thinking you deserve to be happy and knowing you are worthy of happiness. That never became clearer to me than this year in a moment I shared with Iyanla Vanzant, an expert who had been a regular on our show 12 years ago, and we were trying to develop a show for her, for her own show, and she left to do a show with somebody else and we hadn’t spoken since. What I got was we often block our own blessings because we don’t feel inherently good enough or smart enough or pretty enough or worthy enough.
“From Jacqui Saburido—her face literally melted by the flames ignited from a car accident with a drunk driver—to Monica George—remember her? The mother with a young daughter and a brand new baby who lost both her arms and both legs—the show has taught me you’re worthy because you are born and because you are here. Your being here, your being alive makes worthiness your birthright. You alone are enough.”
From livesinblossom.tumblr.com, Nov 12 2011