Thomas Moore said, “What if schools saw the care of children’s souls as their primary mission, coloring all ‘educational’ activities?”
What a powerful thought!
Studies show kids go in to first grade with high self esteem. By the time they graduate high school, self confidence has plummeted. From that jumping off point they are supposed to go to college or off into a workplace and thrive. Some do. For many others though, life continues as a serious struggle.
Much of my work is helping people regain confidence, courage, and clarity after having been battered around by life’s various circumstances. Things would be so much easier for everyone concerned if the esteem piece was already intact as they face these challenges.
But when a person living in doubt and low self w0rth is hit over the head by what I call “the metaphysical 2×4 up side the head,” (cancer, unfaithful spouse, death of a loved one, job loss, etc.), the dark night of the soul that ensues is horrific.
Self esteem is something it takes years to repair. If people were HAALTMed (honored, accepted, appreciated, and loved – my words for how to treat someone properly) at home, school, and everywhere else …
WOW this would be a very different world.
If you truly live by the Golden Rule, that is how you treat everyone.
No one said stepping into Magnificence, becoming personally empowered, and evolving spiritually was easy.
But oh is it worth it!
Have a Magnificent Day!
If you enJOYed this article, read more about the Golden Rule, found in all the world’s major religions, here: http://www.magnificentu.com/living-by-the-golden-rule/
For a deeper look at it from an esoteric spiritual perspective: http://www.magnificentu.com/learning-to-ride-the-waves-of-life/
For an even deeper dive into self esteem from a far greater mystical perspective: http://www.magnificentu.com/beloved-by-debbie-takara-shelor/