Low self-esteem runs wide and deep all over the world. It is insidious like a cancer. It eats away our confidence and happiness. Often it fuels reactivity to appear the opposite — strong and confident, while on the inside knowing this to be a sham. On the inside we feel anxious, fearful, guilty, and insecure. Remember that none of us are perfect, and we all make mistakes. Giving our self some slack and being gentle and loving towards our self is very important. It cultivates the tools for us to be gentle and loving towards others.
Often we get stuck in a funk. We are paralyzed and taken over by insecurity. We cannot accomplish anything. Nor can we just relax and be. Trying to push out of it just drains us. […]
Gaining mastery over our destructive propensities, through the exercise of awareness and self-discipline with regard to our body, speech, and mind, frees us from the inner turmoil that naturally arises when our behavior is at […]
Jealousy and judging others negatively are insidious and rampant. These disturbing emotions often go undetected, under the radar. Mindfulness is key. Checking inside our mind and heart repeatedly to identify destructive (destroying our inner peace) […]