We have all had times where we have felt that we aren’t good enough, where we have have had to try hard to prove our worth and still ended up feeling less than worthy. It is the failure to live up to particular standards when we feel we aren’t good enough. Most of the time these standards are set by others, then internalised as our own standards, then used as the measure of who we are. This episode discusses how hard it is to get to where you want to get to from a place of unworthiness or feeling not good enough and I am talking to Tim Jennings, a teacher, educator, family therapist and a founding member of the Atlow Mill Centre for Emotional Education.
In this episode you will learn:
- How society instils a sense of not being good enough in people
- Where the standards for not feeling good enough come from
- How to start to tackle the issue of not feeling good enough
- What the path to feeling inherently worthy is
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- The book The Strange Life of Ivan Osokin
- Werner Erhard quote: If you could really accept that you weren’t ok, you could stop proving you were ok. If you could stop proving that you were ok you could get that it was ok not to be ok. If you could get that it was ok not to be ok you could get that you were ok the way you are. You’re ok, get it?