21st Century. The world has set the stage for us to feel that doing, succeeding and achieving are the measure of self worth. We set unrealistic expectations based on our view of the world that mostly can never be met, to allow for guilt, failure and despondency to set in and nurture negative core beliefs.
Instead of Beings, we become Human Doings. We embrace a relentless cycle of exhaustion and emptiness, with the media and marketing trying to sell us our next big dream/happiness. No wonder self worth and beliefs become distorted. In a world where happiness is based on material content and "must haves" we are always just a moment away from true happiness, or so they would have us believe.
So what if instead of buying (literally) into the idea that material creates fulfilment, we stepped out to invest in the true joy of existing and living. The joy of realising that we are enough. That sense of fulfillment in that feeling confident that our best is all we can do and the judgement of this was based on our own inner peace. To talk to ourselves in a nurturing and encouraging manner based on an understanding that we can take back control over our own joy by resetting our expectations. Examining our values and what they bring to us. We set the stage, we take back control over how we find our own happiness.