Six Spiritual Gifts of Low Self-Esteem
It sounds counterintuitive to claim that low self-esteem might have upsides. But on a certain level, it conceivably does. As I realized while researching my new book Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself, various cultures and spiritualities around the world have different ideas about ego and self-image than the love-yourself-because-you're-perfect credo that's foisted upon us in Western society today. As we with low self-esteem struggle toward self-acceptance, here are some ideas about how low self-esteem can be a meaningful -- if also often painful -- spiritual pathway.