One of the biggest issues keeping us from attaining Oneness is the overriding feeling of unworthiness. I’m speaking in general terms, but the majority of people have issues of self worth. Studies show that the higher your personal self-esteem the more giving, loving and compassionate you become.
Famed psychotherapist and author of numerous works on the subject of self esteem, Nathaniel Branden is quoted as saying “[I] cannot think of a single psychological problem – from anxiety and depression, to fear of intimacy or of success, to spouse battery or child molestation – that is not traced back to the problem of low self-esteem” With a sound attitude towards one’s self it becomes basic human nature to care more for others. On the other hand, don’t confuse having high self-esteem with narcissism or ego aggrandizement that you put in a limo and tout around town. I’m referring to a balanced, healthy form of self-esteem.