I have an ongoing conversation with a good friend of mine via email. We live far apart but talk once a week about various things. While it’s a great way to stay in touch I’ve also learned a lot about myself through it all. Below is a little excerpt from one of my emails a couple months ago…
I feel that us being able to have memories, good or bad, is a gift. It helps us determine how loyal our friends and family are, allows us to connect on a deeper level, and helps us grow from our mistakes and traumatic experiences. (Hmmm…. I might use that in a future blog!) By understanding and accepting your past, you will become stronger and have a better sense of self-worth… (Dang, you are like my second counselor. You got my mind going now!!! Self-worth and memories tying together….)
I didn’t even know I thought this until I began typing each character on the keyboard back to my friend. It’s incredible what writing (or typing) can do.
Back to the message though….
Self-worth and Memories.
Without our memories how do we know who we are? How can we determine if we are a good person or not? It’s vital to our self-worth and self-confidence which ultimately allows us to become more open and vulnerable with others.
For any of you that know me, has been following my blog, or has read my book, I have a somewhat unique past. I’m not like a lot of people, and it was hard to accept it for a while. I tried to block out those memories but I came to realize that those memories define who I am. Without accepting them I was a fraud.
Do you have any memories you try to block out? Maybe by accepting them it will help you become the most confident, worthy self ever. It did for me at least.