Here’s a request for comments on a favorite blog (which we were former custodians of, domain-wise):
This Week’s Call for Content: Tell Us How to Increase Self-Confidence
Posted Mon, 01/11/2010 – 15:15
Tags: Balance, confidence, self-esteem, self-trust
We hope all of you are starting off 2010 on a great note. This week on Intent, we want to hear what we can do to increase our self-confidence. In the spirit of a brand new year, how can we believe in our amazing potential, not get discouraged by our own insecurities and really feel the self-love that all of us deserve to feel? How can we hold our head high and feel strong–even on a first date, a Powerpoint presentation, a job interview, or a sticky confrontation with a friend?
… and here’s my two cents worth:
What a great topic, confidence! The more I ponder this, the more it seems that the crucial question (rarely asked!) is which “self” we are looking for confidence from? The customary approach is to try to bolster the minuscule egoic “personal” self (with a lower case “s”) which is doomed from the get-go; a perennial exercise in frustration, because deep down we know that this delusional self can never be satisfied, no matter how magnificent the dream on the screen of our physical lives seems to be going. Meanwhile, eternally, patiently standing by, (with a kind serene inner Cheshire grin) our seemingly elusive (because we’re out of practice listening!) transpersonal Self (with the capital “S”) doesn’t need confidence (or any ‘thing’) from space time at all. My intent for this year is to phase in complete trust of that Transpersonal Self (a.k.a. Inner Guidance, Universal Inspiration, God Self, Whole-I Spirit, etc.), which is the true source of unshakable confidence. 🙂 I’m phasing out of the habit of settling for cheap substitutes! 🙂