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21 Mantras to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Mantras to Boost Self-Confidence

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.  – Lao Tzu

Think of a tiny seed that pushes itself gently through the earth until one day it shoots through, opening to the sunlight.  It knows its mission and moves steadily ahead, without doubt or self-consciousness.  When the right moment arrives, it blooms fantastically, willing to be seen in all its glory

Confidence doesn’t have to be bold, brash, or belligerent.  It can be quiet, gentle, and steady, like the seed that grows day-by-day into its fullness, when fed with the proper nutrients and the right environmental conditions.

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Who Do You Orbit Around?

Who Do You Orbit Around?

Do you orbit around yourself or do you orbit around your parnter?  Or do you orbit around another figure in your life?

Consider these signs, which may indicate you’re circling around someone else.

  • You frequently ask permission to engage in your own activities, work, or play.
  • You feel guilty when you want to take time for yourself and your own priorities.
  • Your moods shift in response to your partner’s moods.
  • You’re constantly tracking his or her state of mind and heart.  At any sign of distress, you feel tension and a need to fix or change his or her state.
  • You’re always flexible and adaptable, putting aside your own plans to go along with your partner’s flow.
  • You’re afraid to rock the boat.
  • You’re always longing for his or her approval.
  • You can never quite feel comfortable in the moment because your energy is not fully grounded within yourself.

Do any of these signs resonate for you?

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How a Good Girl Became Not Such a Good Girl and Discovered Her True Self


Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post by Sharon Harding.  It’s part of my monthly series Stories of Transformation.

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Good Girl

I was always a good girl. I was the angel, the good child in the family, the one who was never any trouble. My report cards were full of words like co-operative, helpful, pleasant, and quiet.

Yes I was a good girl.

I believed that I was responsible for the happiness of everyone around me, so I did whatever it took to keep things running smoothly. I was the ultimate people pleaser and could become whatever others needed me to be.

  • I would like the music others liked.
  • Watch the shows others watched.
  • Believe what others told me to believe.

And above all things I was a GOOD GIRL.

But deep down inside there was another girl.

  • A rabble-rouser
  • Playful
  • Mischievous
  • Creative
  • With a really wicked sense of humour

But this free spirit was held captive by fear. I was terrified of upsetting other people, and afraid of showing the real me, so I held her down in chains. The trouble is that when you live a lie the truth eventually finds a way to come out. When you live in fear it makes you sick. Eventually that trapped person deep down inside becomes very angry and bursts out of captivity. And that is what happened to me.

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You Are Worthy! It’s a Fact!

White Water Lily

The idea of unworthiness was planted like a seed in the garden of your mind many moons ago.  It grew and it grew and it grew.  But it’s really just a tenacious weed that can be pulled and demolished making more space for love, joy, and compassion to bloom.

You are worthy.

Say this to yourself, again and again.

In fact, there’s no one more worthy than you in this entire world because we are all equally worthy.

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