The Gift of Devaluation

“Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.”~Walt Whitman

As we travel on this journey we will encounter situations where we feel devalued by other humans. When this happens it’s so important to remember that we all have value, and not to believe or accept the poison being sent out.

This devaluation can come from many forms. It often begins when we start school as little guys and someone doesn’t want to be our friend and puts us down, or the cool group of kids snubs us. Being let go from a job where our services are no longer needed, or a position is erased and so are we. Friendships ending, romantic breakups as well as marriages ending all take their toll. There is a devaluation that isn’t discussed much and that is adult children feeling their parents have lost their value and have become clutter in their lives. Perhaps this is a result of parents living longer.

When other humans send you a message that you don’t count it’s depressing and you have to work your way through the dark clouds. This is done best by acknowledging how you feel and then really allowing yourself to feel the pain. I think the greatest growth comes from pain. Give yourself time and you will see the clouds lifting away and the sun will pour in, and you won’t need their acceptance anymore.

I think being devalued is actually a gift. It’s a chance to recapture the person you were before you became someone’s parent, were married to that awful person, or worked for the horrible boss and stressful job. You’ve been given a chance to really live again. Sure you‘re older, but don’t forget, wiser too.

Take a deep breath and go within. You are beautiful and you are so worthy of a happy life surrounded by other humans who appreciate and love you. Ask yourself what is it that you want to do with the rest of your life. Before you felt devalued, picture the person you used to be—but now a better version. Concentrate on yourself and fulfill your dreams the best that you can. This is your life. Control it; enjoy it.

“It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive—to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a façade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.” ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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23 thoughts on “The Gift of Devaluation

  1. Never truer words spoken young lady, that pain is a gift, a most wondrous one 😀
    Great post Michele, a comfort for those in their trials ❤️

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  2. cindy knoke says:

    Kubler Ross always GOT it.

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  3. Pam Lazos says:

    You know what else is a gift? Your posts, Michele. They are so thoughtful and comforting. Thank you. Have a wonderful day. xo

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  4. Eliza says:

    Made me sad to read this. Maybe one day I’ll see it this way. Possibly. Perhaps.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    A truly wondrous post, Michele. Bravo.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t know why the above comment says
      Anonymous, Michele. It was me, Alan.

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      • Oh, goodness Alan. I’ve had problems at times too where I wasn’t able to leave a comment. It’s like little gremlins get into the system and cause us all kinds of trouble. Mine have usually cleared up on their own. I’ll check your website and see if there’s a problem visiting. Thank you for your comment. I so appreciate you 🙂

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  6. Michelle says:

    Great post, makes me think of one of my favourite sayings, smooth seas never made a good sailor. Thanks Michele.

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  7. Thank you Michelle. I love that saying too.

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  8. Karen Lang says:

    Beautiful quotes and post.

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