Sun, Jul 03|
Breaking the Trance of Unworthiness
“I found myself praying: May I love and accept myself just as I am.” — Tara Brach
Time & Location
Jul 03, 2022, 10:30 a.m. PDT
Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 2C9
About the event
So many of us have grown up with messages about where we fall short, believing we should be different from the way we are. We make many changes on the outside, but nothing we do seems to soothe the voices of self-criticism for very long. These critical, internal voices easily become our default; and they don’t tell you the truth.
Our culture is a breeding-ground for the contemporary epidemic of feeling deficient and unworthy. Savvy marketers depend upon us never awakening from the trance of unworthiness. Self-criticism and feeling “not good enough” serves as an invisible catalyst that drives our daily behaviour, seeking a sense of worthiness and self-satisfaction. I’ve heard this game called “seek and don’t find”.
Life doesn’t have to be one big self-improvement project that never ends! Keeping the prize of being enough, just as you are, dangling out in front of you like some unattainable prize creates suffering and an eternal quest for the answers in all the wrong places.
When will I get it right and be enough? Who would I be if I believed I am enough and lovable just as I am? What would self-acceptance feel like? What would happen then?
Awakening from the trance of unworthiness may seem like the quest of a lifetime, but the answer might be easier and closer than you think!
Awakening to our own inherent perfection and lovability doesn’t mean we won’t continue to grow and evolve. It means that love, not fear and self-criticism, become a powerful catalyst for our growth. With love as the catalyst, our growth becomes exponential.
Please RSVP to join us in person at Studio 9 (1180 Houghton Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 2C9). Doors open at 10:15am. Enter the property by the side entrance behind the staff parking lot. Note: We'll be in the classroom on the far right side of the path (across from the building). Just look for our greeters and signs to guide you! Please use street parking or park at Ben Lee Park which is 1.5 blocks away.
If you're not feeling well, or are otherwise unable to join us in person, please watch us on Facebook Live via Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna's Facebook page.
After the service, you can find all talks on our YouTube channel.