Being altruistic does not mean totally rejecting our own interest or neglecting oneself, this is a misunderstanding. In fact, the kind of altruism that focuses on the well-being of others arises from a very courageous mind, an expansive attitude and a strong sense of self confidence, so much so that the person is capable of challenging the self-cherishing and self-centeredness that tends to rule our lives.
Just being introduced to the concept of healthy self-confidence is helpful. Of course getting there takes time, maybe a lifetime. It is putting no one down – not myself and not others. It frees up […]
We are down to the last pair of the 8 worldly activities, pleasure and pain. While it is not bad to enjoy pleasure, getting too attached and being “led by the nose” disrupts our life. […]
Love brings self-confidence. Anger brings fear. Self-confidence comes from generosity, from thinking and caring about others. If you live your life with a genuine concern for the wellbeing of others, you will feel better about […]