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 the scale of our own problems diminishes. This is not to say we should ignore our own needs altogether, but rather that we should try to remember others’ needs alongside our own, no matter how pressing ours may be. Simple yet deep advice from the master, HH Dalai Lama.
In the last post I discussed boosting low self-confidence. It is important not to overshoot and become arrogant. Therefore, ‘healthy self-confidence’ is our goal. Healthy self-confidence is putting no one down, not myself and not […]
Inner peace is cultivated inwardly
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 […]
Gratitude lightens our load
Gratitude lightens our load. It makes us feel embedded with others and the planet, and even the universe. There is so much to be thankful for, even though these days it seems hard to find. […]