There is a Tibetan saying, “nine times failing, and nine times trying again.” This is very practical advice. Failing is not taken personally. There is no guilt, no beating ourself up. At the end of the day if we’ve done 10 things (usually we do 10 thousand!), what do we focus on? We focus on the 1 or 2 that did not go well. We totally forget the other 8 or 9 things that went well. So let’s take better care of ourself and feel good about what went well, without becoming arrogant. For those that did not go well, we’ll try better next time, and not beat ourself up!
One of the most effective ways to overcome anxiety is to try to shift the focus of attention away from oneself towards others with a positive outlook. When we succeed in this, we find that […]
Awareness is cultivated looking inward. Usually we are looking outward through the senses. We see, we hear, we smell, we taste, we touch, all with an outward focus. Awareness is an inward focus. For many […]