How often does someone give you a compliment and you try and brush it away?
Then several years ago I read what a relief it is to just let the compliment in and say thank you.
Like a little present. Not just for you, but for them as well.
"If you say how lovely she is,
or how beautiful her art is,
or compliment anything else her soul took part in, inspired, or suffused,
something in her mind says she is undeserving and you, the complimentor,
are an idiot for thinking such a thing to begin with.
Rather than understand that the beauty of her soul shines through when she is being herself,
the woman changes the subject
and effectively snatches nourishment away from the soul-self,
which thrives on being acknowledged."
~Clarissa Pinkola Estés
The #1 human need is to be acknowledged.
More this week from The Revelation Project.