September 18, 2020
Ask Deepak

Mistaken Existence.

Quote.

When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Question:

How do I know I’m not here by mistake? I’ve read somewhere that if we are here, in “the physical world” there is a reason, but I’m struggling to find one for me and it’s getting painful because I’m more and more convinced that I’m here by mistake. All I see around me are good reasons not to be here: I don’t have any unique qualities or skills that can help other people and I dare not trying to do any volunteer activities because I’m so incompetent that I would do more harm than good. When I fall in love the other person always chooses someone else better than me. I’m thankful that I found a job after years of unemployment but the new hires are so competitive and they want to prove they can do better than me although they just started. I feel like I don’t deserve what I have, I’m no longer able to go shopping because I feel guilty, in other parts of the world people don’t have anything to eat and if they were me they would appreciate life more than I do, but I can’t.

Response:

I don’t believe your issue is really about determining the difference between what exists for a good reason and what is here by mistake. I think this question comes down to self-esteem. Because you don’t feel uniquely talented or sought out in love, you think you don’t belong, but it really means you don’t  know who you are and the true  inner strength, beauty, love and  joy that you being is. That truth is not going to be revealed in your work or in relationships. You have to find that inside you, beyond your mind and feelings, where the silent observer resides. As the Self of pure consciousness grows stronger, the issues of low-self-esteem, feeling guilty and being  undeserving, will fade away and you will feel imbibed with the same infinite value that you see in ever being in creation.

Love,

Deepak

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