The Oprah Winfrey Show (2011)
by Oprah Winfrey
There is a common thread that runs through all our pain and all of our suffering, and that is unworthiness - not feeling worthy enough to own the life you were created for ... There’s a difference between thinking you deserve to be happy and knowing that you are worthy of happiness ... We often block our own blessings because we don’t feel inherently good enough, or smart enough, or pretty enough - or worthy enough. You’re worthy because you were born and because you are here. Your being here, your being alive, makes worthiness your birthright. You alone are enough.
I caught Oprah's last show yesterday and was struck on many occasions by what she had to say. I may have grown a little tired of Oprah over the years, but this seems right on the money. And it's a lesson that I still have yet to learn ... even at 50 ...