Have you ever been complimented? Whether about your looks or the way you speak or about the way you do your job or how your car rides or about anything else in life? Have you ever been shy about receiving such compliments? We do live in a society that for many receiving compliments are expected, some have the attitude that they are happy to receive compliments and will go to great lengths to solicit them. But what happens when in your intimate relationships with family or significant other that one compliments you on being sexy or being beautiful or handsome? Do you feel worthy to receive such nice things said about you? Or do you shy away from such compliments feeling that there is no way anyone could feel that way about you? I know this may sound like a silly question, but for some me included taking a compliment is a hard thing to do. Why? Part of it is our upbringing, maybe we were not used to hearing such things said so we find it hard to believe because no one has ever said such things to us, or if they have it is usually because of an selfish motive, say something nice so they can receive something from you. Maybe it is simply a case of not wanting to get a swelled head in believing the nice things said so as not to develop a reputation of being conceited. But then there is this other side, the side that says I am not worthy of your compliments because it is simply not true, I am not handsome or sexy or smart or whatever the person complimenting you is saying. For me the hard part of accepting a compliment is the fact of not feeling worthy. Maybe it is a lack of confidence in myself that someone can actually find me attractive, or that someone can find me smart or whatever they may feel toward me. No matter how old you are, or who you are, this can be a lifelong concern. For me, it is part of my journey of finding my voice, and knowing who I am, and realizing or being aware of this part of my personality. What about you?
What about you? Do you consider yourself worthy? If so why? What advice would you give to someone who does not feel worthy? What advice would you give to someone who does feel worthy?