Self Doubt

Self-doubt can riddle us with guilt and paralyze our actions.

We are all valuable people in different ways yet we sometimes forget. Opening the heart and focusing outward towards others brings confidence and courage to face adversity without drowning.

Even the thought, “we are all the same in wanting to be happy and not hurt” can elevate our mood, particularly if it is repeated like a mantra. Care brings care. It ripples outward and inward creating safety. Anxiety and fear are reduced. Meaning is cultivated. This leads to well being free of guilt.

As we mature we learn to recognize self-doubt as “old stuff” that is not functional any longer, not that is ever was functional. This is self-compassion and care of the highest order.

Emaho! ~ Dr Barry Kerzin

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Study, reflect, and recite prayers….every day

HH Dilgo Khyentse looking at Christopher Wilki...

HH Dilgo Khyentse looking at Christopher Wilkinson taking his photo, Sakya Ward St Center Seattle Washington USA in 1976 (Photo credit: Wonderlane)

‎”Every day, remind yourself that if you do not study and reflect upon the teachings, meditate, and recite prayers and mantras, at the moment of death you will be helpless. Death is certain. If you wait for the moment of death to begin your practice, it will be too late.”

-Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Thought Provoking

  • Everything that happens around us is the mandala.
  • Our speech is the deity’s mantra
  • Our body is the deity’s body.
  • Out thinking is the mind of the deity.
  • When life flows back that is the mandala flowing back into the balance.
  • All tensions cancel each other.
  • Everything is eternally moving canceling opposing forces.