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 guilt. It frees up selfishness. It frees up negative self and other criticism. It frees us from feeling we are never good enough. It elevates others, as they are more numerous than me – I am only one person, without putting myself down.
We often forget to practice forgiveness and walk around with many hurts that slow us down. These hurts affect us, even though sometimes they are invisible. They can make us reactive and hypersensitive. They can […]
Those of us trying to improve our compassion focus on the 6 perfections to open the heart and reduce attachment to the ego and its possessions. These start with the easiest, generosity. But not so […]
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 […]