I am in my second year of UU Wellspring, a spiritual enrichment program for Unitarian Universalists. We are currently doing the “Deep Questions” curriculum which looks at the 7 UU principles and their meaning in our life.
The first principle is the belief in “the inherent worth and dignity of every person.” We discussed a lot about how we see this belief in our life and our interactions with others. It surprised me, however, in my research on this, that I didn’t find anything on the inherent worth and dignity of self.
My entire journey to health is, at its core, based in the belief that I have inherent worth. This worth means that I need to treat myself well, just like I would others. I think of how I talk to my friends and how that differs from how I talk to myself. I need to love myself the same way.
This is something I am going to keep digging into, as I was asked to prepare a sermon on it by my pastor, which is really exciting.