“We can’t control our circumstances, but we can control what we choose to do with our time.”
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from living in Los Angeles for the past few years is to honor the worth of everyone around me — no matter their circumstances.
So many people in this city are experiencing homelessness. I see people sleeping on the street I live on every night.
It can feel like an overwhelming issue — so much suffering and challenge and struggle. But I’ve been learning to see this as a chance to honor the worth of everyone around me, to see myself in them, and to give the most simple offering I can — my acknowledgment of their worth.
As I was walking home tonight and pondering this, I realized that my energy levels are directly related to my level of worth. When I let my circumstances dictate my worth, my energy can plummet. But when I anchor myself in habits that remind me of my worth, my energy soars, despite my circumstances.
I recorded a few of my thoughts on this to remind myself that my relationship with my worth determines my level of energy. And I can always control my relationship with my worth.