With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. – Dalai Lama
Thinking Out Loud #4
Self Confidence Isn’t About Digging Deep. It’s About letting go!
There’s a lot of talk about self confidence holding boundless mysterious strength. A power that has the potential to move mountains and part the deepest oceans, metaphorically speaking. And even though this capability flows through our entire being, some remain blocked.
“Our sun with all its power and light shines brightest on a cloudless day.”
My understanding of self confidence:
- It is the ability to interact with your environment without ego.
- Knowing what you stand for without fear and external noise.
- Truly understanding your core self.
The question is, are you there yet? I’m not. There’s no point in lying about it? I’m still breaking down my ego.
Over the years of interacting with people I’ve formed a shield, my self-image. It’s what I used to believe people should see. Of course, that’s not who I am. I was so caught up with other people’s views, it allowed my ego to take control, like the invasion of the body snatchers.
- What Is Ego? Ask Deepak Chopra – YouTube 02:46
- What Is Ego – How Your Ego Dictates Your Entire Life – YouTube 14:15
When doing the research on this topic I found tons of people saying, “dig deep. Find the courage to be confident”. The more I researched, the more I realized that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s all about letting go.
Letting go of your shields, your fear, your doubt. There’s no digging involved. So you can put your shovels down, put the kettle on, and chill-out
When you let go and clear the blocks in front of your light, you begin to heal and love your true self. You become open for the world to see.
Hmm. I guess in some ways, it’s all about courage after all. You need it, to let go!