Tuesday, June 25, 2013

It's not easy being green

Remember Kermit's signature song It's not easy being green? This title has become a phrase we use to refer to melancholy over our lot in life. For many, it's not easy being green, but we feel this way because we care about what others think of us and wether they approve of us or not.

What we project to others stems from what we believe about ourselves. We base our identity around our being green, so to speak. We compare how we look, what we do, what we have, where we live, what we have achieved, what car we drive and other external factors with others. When we feel inadequate, we receive that feedback from our interaction with other people. We seek the approval of others in order to validate ourselves forgetting that nothing outside of ourselves can affirm us. This continuous seeking keeps us in a spiral of dissatisfaction and incapable of forging genuine relationships with others. We can't offer love, understanding, appreciation, respect and love if we don't have it in us, if we are always looking for it elsewhere. We stay green, sad, confused, afraid and unhappy.

Today is a good day to let go of our need to be liked and approved of by others. Remember your intrinsic value. It is in you. You have a higher purpose. You were created the way you are on purpose. You have value beyond your ego's insistence that your importance depends on the judgment of others. You have a contribution to make with your character, your spirit, your talents, skills and abilities. Connect to your inner-Self for strength, discernment, self-love and your true worth. Confidence comes from your Self which doesn't change. The world is constantly changing it's opinion. Let your inner Being be your foundation and make your life choices from the knowledge inherent within. Your lot in life then will be one you are happy wit. You will only not care about being green, you will be thankful for it.

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