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Improve Your Self-Esteem
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
We do best to reserve judgment on ourselves, to not feel threatened, to listen and learn with an open mind, to have faith in our fundamental worth. Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are. Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.
Much of the time, our choices are the path of least resistance. But we can change what we choose. We can choose to stop compromising, to believe in ourselves and our values, to move forward with our lives guided by our own truth.
Article about improving your self-esteem...
How can we discover our basic goodness or essential perfection, our "OK"ness? One powerful way is to develop the practice of speaking to our self in the language of these true conditions. We nourish and enhance our self-esteem by talking to ourselves in a loving and supporting manner, replacing the voice of the inner judge, the "merciless rider," with the voice of the heart, the voice of wisdom and compassion. For many of us this is like learning a new language. Continues...