Actor Demi Moore, who was honoured with the Woman of the Year Award by women’s recovery centre and sober living programme Peggy Albrecht Friendly House here, says there was a time when she never felt good enough.
Moore, who has come a long way since she first became a star with her career making turn in 1985’s ‘St Elmo’s Fire’, said it was early in her career that she found recovery.
“I was spiraling down a path of real self-destruction and no matter what success I had I just never felt good enough,” Moore said at the event on Saturday.
“I had absolutely no value for myself and this self-destructive path, it really quickly brought me to a real crisis point,” the ‘Ghost’ star said.
“It wasn’t clear at the time, maybe it was divine intervention, but two people who I barely knew stepped up and took a stand for me and presented me with an opportunity, which I guess was more like an ultimatum – unless I was dead, I better show up.”
Without divulging the details of what and why she went through, she said she was given a chance to redirect the course of her life “before I destroyed everything”.
“Clearly they saw more in my than I saw in myself and I’m so grateful because without that opportunity, without their belief in me, I wouldn’t be standing here today,” Moore said.
Sharing some words of encouragement, she added: “Life is certainly not a straight line and I think everybody here has dealt with not feeling good enough at some point in their lives. I know that in a moment of great struggle for me, I reached out to a wise teacher and I expressed my fear that I wasn’t good enough and she said, ‘You will never be good enough but you can know that value of your worth’. Put down the measuring stick.
“So today, I put down the measuring stick and I thank you for this beautiful acknowledgment and the opportunity to know the value of my worth.” —Source: Variety