What do you REALLY want? And are you REALLY putting your energy and attention there or more on the lack of it? Your thoughts and intentions, coupled with inspired action are very powerful and every little step counts. So keep going in the right direction and don’t let anything distract you from listening to and following the song in your heart.
Confidence isn’t something that you can pluck out of the air. It is something that has to be earned. You have to work for it. Like anything else worth having it takes time and is a process but nonetheless it is something that we can all achieve and obtain. It requires daily action until it becomes a part of you. So ask yourself this. What am I going to do today to push myself? what choices am I going to make that will take me out of my comfort zone and push me to do more or be better because it is in that space that you will develop and improve your confidence. Your Comfort zone is exactly that comfortable.
When we speak from our heart and say the words our soul has only dared to whisper, that’s when miracles happen. When we communicate in a heartfelt way, it’s dignified and compelling, and it usually evokes support and open-heartedness from others.
Words create energy. From the spoken word to the written word, from the DNA messages encoded in cells to nerve impulses connecting our mind and body, words will influence life. Words spoken from the heart bring more inspiration , motivation and good energy into our world. .. marinate your heart in your words so that what you speak from your heart will reflect the love you possess inside.
“Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about.” Osho
Whatever can be threatened, whatever can be shaken, whatever you fear cannot stand, is destined to crash. Do not go down with the ship. Let that which is destined to become the past slip away. Believe that the real you is that which beckons from the future. If it is a sadder you, it will be a wiser one. And dawn will follow the darkness sooner or later. Rebirth can never come without death.
When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready.
SELF EMPOWERMENT begins when we decide to actively take control of our lives, which means we come to the awareness that we are responsible for our thoughts, feelings and actions. We begin to take back our power when we are daring enough to initiate the process of releasing/changing that which brings us pain, makes us sad or in any way diminishes who we are. Your desire must be strong enough to release or change that which does not serve your highest good (which will also be the highest good for others, in the long run) and to accept gracefully the challenges and opportunities that are placed before you for your growth and understanding.
“We are powerful beyond measure, and so deeply vulnerable at the same time. This may seem like a dichotomy, but it isn’t. We have misunderstood real power. It has been something assertive, non-surrendering, pushing on through. This is not real power. This is simply willfulness. Real power is something else- receptivity, openness, the courage to keep your heart open on the darkest of days, the strength to feel it all even when the odds are stacked against you. Real power is showing up with your heart on your sleeve and absolutely refusing to waste one moment of your life hidden behind edginess and armor.”
“It is not easy … to wait. Waiting is what the hunter does, and the poet and the slugger. He waits for the moment of inevitability and fate and then he swings, or shoots, or takes up the pen to put down a line. They don’t teach us to wait in America; they teach us to grab. But waiting is what we do when we are looking for something beautiful, when we are looking for an end to our sorrow. Nothing is infinite in life, not even sorrow. You just have to wait.” Cary Tennis
“The false self consists of all of the efforts we make to nurture a reputation for ourselves in the mind of others. In our culture, we have a compulsive need to be validated by external sources. But the true self is one that is wholly separate from this fragile image that we try to construct in the imagination of others. The true self is like a very shy wild animal that never appears at all whenever an alien presence is at hand, and comes out only when all is peaceful, when he is untroubled and alone. He cannot be lured by anyone or anything, because he responds to no lure except that of the divine freedom.”
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