Learned helplessness

It is good to remember that …there is a part of you that has always said yes. There is a part of you that is Love itself, and that is what we must fall into. It is already there. Once you move your identity to that level of deep inner contentment, you will realize you are drawing upon a Life that is much larger than your own and from a deeper abundance. Once you learn this, why would you ever again settle for scarcity in your life? “I’m not enough! This is not enough! I do not have enough!” I am afraid this is the way culture trains you to think. It is a kind of learned helplessness. The Gospel message is just the opposite — inherent power.

Richard Rohr

One thought on “Learned helplessness

  1. Karl, I find your post soothing and full of clarity.
    It also makes me smile in the end where Richard Rohr sees our lack of confidence as a
    “Kind of Elaine’s helplessness “.

    miriam

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