Dr. Jeffrey Seibert and Dr. Rosemarie LoSasso
We are told in the Course that our “worth is established by God” and therefore “nothing [we] do or think or wish or make is necessary to establish [our] worth” (T-4.I.7:2,6). Yet, self-worth arises as a critical issue in the lives of so many people, requiring ongoing vigilance and effort to develop and maintain. Upon examination, these efforts are shown to be based on a faulty self-concept, which the Course would point out is really the arrogant stance of the ego, rather than the seeming humility of a statement of our inherent unworthiness. This contrast is the main theme of this class and is discussed in the context of readings from the Course focused on comparing the ego’s self-worth and our true Self-worth. Students are asked to look at their own assumptions about what they believe their worth depends on and what makes them feel good about themselves.
Original Workshop Date: 09/2015