Kierkegaard believed that humans are finite and that something infinite is also possible.
1. Whatever is finite can limit us and label us in ways that we may ultimately surrender to because we like the security.
2. The things that feel infinite give us an opportunity to choose and direct our lives freely.
3. A balance of both is managing the anxiety of the infinite and the insignificance of the finite. It's a paradox; holding opposing things and not leaning too far into one or the other.
(An excerpt from How to not be phony: Kierkegaard on the two main ways people lose their true selves. BigThink.com)
What's something everyone wants? To be loved. When we focus on getting love, we give our power away to an unknown person in the future. Then we wait for something we need. Remember that romantic love is great, but it's not the only great love.
What's something everyone has? To be loving. I was feeling miserable in middle school. This saying found me, "I went out to find a friend, and friends could not be found; I went out to be a friend, and friends were all around." I learned that love is within me, now. I don't have to wait for love to feel it.
Get on our email list for updates.
Dawna is a therapist, author, and instructor. She loves helping people remember and restore self-worth. Dawna created Worth-conscious Theory to help others understand their Birthright Self-worth and learn how to maintain their worthiness.
An introductory course in Worth-conscious Theory will be available in an online training program in 2023.
Original content on this website is the property of Zest of Life, LLC. Please ask for permission to use any content from this site. To do so, write to firstname.lastname@example.org