Be yourself. Relax. Be natural. Avoid a swollen head. You don’t have to “look good” for others. Just be yourself. Be natural. Be relaxed. Maintain honesty and kindness. Allow concern for others to frequent your mind and heart. This leads naturally to humility and counters our tendency to think we are better than others. Concern for others also counters our tendency to belittle ourself. Concern for others’ welfare becomes the equalizer helping us cultivate healthy self-confidence. Healthy self-confidence is the middle way between avoiding belittling ourself, and avoiding putting others down.
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 […]
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 […]