WEIR: Rodney … I still believe there’s a chance you can ascend if you put your mind to it.
McKAY: We both know that that is a waste of time. Maybe you could do it, but …
WEIR: I don’t know if I could, but you are certainly selling yourself short by not even trying.
McKAY: To be honest, I don’t have the first clue where to start.
WEIR: Stop thinking.
McKAY: See, I don’t understand that.
WEIR: One of the biggest things that holds people back is that somewhere deep down they believe they’re not deserving. You have to … release your burden.
McKAY (rolling his eyes): Oh, please!
WEIR: I know — spirituality to you is a load of mumbo jumbo, but it does help people find peace with themselves.
McKAY: But you have to believe.
WEIR: I’m not talking about religion. I’m talking about shedding yourself of guilt, of anger, of ill-feeling, of anything that makes you feel shame. And then you can focus all of your energy on ascending.
McKAY: So what you’re telling me is that I don’t think I’m worthy.
WEIR: Rodney, I don’t know what you truly believe about yourself. For all I know, you use your intelligence to compensate, to make yourself feel better for other things you think you may lack.
McKAY (suspiciously): Like what?
WEIR: That, I can’t tell you … but maybe you could start reading your own mind?
Stargate Atlantis S03E14 – Tao of Rodney