Confidence. . .

Sometimes we encounter problems and challenges in our lives, or we experience setbacks and failure.

At such times, we shouldn’t let the setback rob us of our dignity and confidence. Instead, we should approach the situation in a constructive way. Think, “OK, I didn’t succeed here. Why not? What was I missing? What did I do wrong?” And take it all as experience. Then set out to remove the faults and flaws that caused the problem so you’ll be able to succeed in the future. Confidence

This kind of dignity is such an important quality, and for practitioners it is simply indispensable. It is a kind of courage, a decisive, unwavering certainty. It is not a shaky or hesitant state of mind, a thought like “Oh, I am not sure if “this or that” will really be beneficial or not. . . . Nothing like that.

Some people know the Buddhas teachings, they understand, but they still ask questions. This points to a lack of confidence and doubt. Of course, if you don’t understand something or don’t know something, then you should ask questions; but when you find yourself asking questions and feeling doubt about things you already know, that is a sign of lack of confidence and dignity.

What is the remedy for this? How can we develop this dignity? Come to understand your fears, your doubts and other areas you may not be well versed in. Search out and find teachers/mentors and train in developing the right mindset and knowledge to allow you to grow in ways meaningful to your days and your life. Whichever approach you follow, make the efforts to grow, to be wiser and more confident with both compassion and inner dignity.

We need to give each other the space to grow in confidence, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.

Peace and Love, Jim

#confidence #thedailybuddha

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