When our intentions toward others are good, we find that any feelings of anxiety or insecurity we may have are greatly reduced. We experience a liberation from our habitual preoccupation with self and paradoxically, this gives rise to strong feelings of confidence. These are feelings of, “I can get the job done; I can do it.” As we are temporarily freed from the yoke of self-preoccupation, doubting our abilities also melts away.
What is lacking from our education, is understanding our mind, our inner life. Education is oriented outward towards the material world. We do not teach our children about their inner world of emotions, of compassion, […]
Healthy self-confidence is essential for compassion. It covers both sides of the equation. Humility leads to concern and compassion for others. Self-confidence leads to taking care of ourself through self-compassion. Moving towards this attitude of […]