Self Esteem includes a brief introductory lecture by the author, followed by a 20 minute guided meditation program. In the meditation, Highstein leads the listener on an inner journey, introducing a wise and compassionate “guide”. The guide helps the listener understand that he/she is a worthy, deserving person. Through further exploration within, the listener is helped to identify and release negative patterns of thinking and being.
In an excerpt from the program, Max Highstein narrates, by way of the inner guide: "The real truth is that you are a unique, wonderful, and fascinating human being. You have amazing potential to live a creative, satisfying, and love filled life. No one is quite like you. All of the things you currently think of as your short comings, are, in the larger scheme of things, marks of character that will eventually blossom into miracles. Every struggle and difficulty brings you a measure of strength, insight, and the ability to love others more fully. And now it’s time for you to begin to receive more love for yourself"
The issue of self esteem is fundamental to the way we see ourselves in relation to others and the world around us. With good or “high” self esteem, we look upon our self as a capable, worthy person who can do good work in the world, have success in whatever way we define it, and enjoy life. With low self esteem we believe we’re not worthy, can’t succeed, are not as good as others, and don’t deserve love. With low self esteem we tend to ignore positive opportunities, and make poor choices that don’t support us. We accept or attract negative or abusive relationships and situations that one with high self esteem would avoid.
Learn more about Max Highstein by visiting his personal website, http://www.maxhighstein.com.