Self-doubt can riddle us with guilt and paralyze our actions. We are all valuable people in different ways yet we sometimes forget. Opening the heart and focusing outward towards others brings confidence and courage to face adversity without drowning. Even the thought, “we are all the same in wanting to be happy and not hurt” can elevate our mood, particularly if it is repeated like a mantra. Care brings care. It ripples outward and inward creating safety. Anxiety and fear are reduced. Meaning is cultivated. This leads to wellbeing free of guilt. As we mature we learn to recognize self-doubt as “old stuff” that is not functional any longer, not that is ever was functional. This is self-compassion and care of the highest order.
Happy Choetrul Duchen to everyone. This is the day the Buddha, when defending his tradition in philosophical debate, had to display miracles to defeat the opponents and keep the Buddhist tradition alive. May we all […]
Guilt is old fashioned. It is outdated. It is dysfunctional. We need to say “bye bye, we don’t need you anymore” to guilt. Actually, we never did need guilt, but it became a deep routed […]