Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas + Other Cool Stuff from Week 2 of Michael Eisen's 4-week course Living The Empowered YOU!
Michael Eisen is a passionate and charismatic inspirational speaker, author and founder of the Youth Wellness Network, an organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering youth across the globe to live happier and more positive lives. After positively transforming his own life at the age of 19, he is now on a life long mission to share the principles, strategies, and practices that gave him the strength to start living a more joyful and healthier life. He contributes a fresh, young, authentic voice to the field of wellness, and is rapidly becoming a youth-wellness expert.
In this 4 week course you will learn how to recognize any inner blocks or limiting beliefs that are holding you back and how to transform them into new more supportive beliefs that will allow you to thrive. You will learn to see life from a new set of lenses so you can listen and communicate with more compassion and empathy. You will learn how to cultivate more self-love, self-respect and self-esteem in your life without depending on others to provide it.
Let's check out a couple of our favorite Big Ideas from Week 2 - Reclaim Your Self Worth.
Big Idea #1: Are We Born With Self-Worth?
Think about holding a newborn baby. It radiates with self-worth, self-love, and self-respect. We’re born with the natural ability to love and respect ourselves.
So what happens?
From the first moment we hear the word “no” – that’s when we start to lose our self-worth. It makes us question our abilities to think and act for ourselves.
There’s a tendency in our society to believe that people of authority know more (and better) than us. As children, that plants questions in our mind. For example, "Are we worthy to think, speak, and act for ourselves?"
Every time people say “no,” we start to question our own value, ability, and love for ourselves.
And as we get older, this becomes a cycle!
Big Idea #2: Where Do We Seek Self-Worth?
We seek self-worth from other people and external sources. Often times, we do this so we can be validated, appreciated, respected, and loved.
We have a tendency to make our self-worth dependent upon how other people see us. But it’s often the fear of what other people think of us which holds us back from acting on our dreams and desires.
Even if we were to be completely validated by others, it’s never fully satisfying. It doesn’t last for more than a week (or ever a few hours).
The harder that we push for approval, the more we actually push it away.
Big Idea #3: How Do We Break This Cycle?
The most important step is to start with our self!
Imagine this. You’re homeless on the street with a cup, begging people to fill it up. But no matter how much you beg, it’s never enough.
Well that homeless person begging on the street is often US, begging for self-worth from other people.
Here’s the good news: We can stop that right now by realizing that self-worth comes from within!
We’ve got to fill our cups up ourselves! And as we start filling our cup up from within, it starts to overflow. Because as we go within, there in an infinite supply of respect, love, and validation.
What we’ve got to do is tap into that! And when we are overflowing from within, giving comes naturally!
Other Cool Stuff:
Empowered YOUth: A Father and Son’s Journey to Conscious Living - Coming soon! (October 1, 2012 - Hay House)
|If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”||
We hope you enjoyed this class and look forward to seeing you in Week 3!
-The en*theos team