Believing in You:
There is no substitute for belief in oneself. You can possess all the intelligence and knowledge of the world, but if you don’t know how to believe in yourself, you will never be able to experience a complete life that you are aspiring for. Belief is the foundation on which a beautiful and meaningful life is built.
What is this belief? Is it to believe that we can achieve anything? Is it to believe that the answers to all our questions are within us? Is it to believe in our skills and abilities? It is to believe in our understanding of life? Or is it all of these?
Belief is really blind. You cannot always give a logical explanation for why you believe in something. Belief is simply a total acceptance of your way of life. We live in a day and age where believing in anything blindly is considered dangerous. This might be true of everything outside of you but it is never true when it comes to believing in yourself. Belief in you should be total, sometimes even blind.
The reason why you have to believe in yourself fully is because there is no way for someone else to do that for you. At the end of the day, life is your journey. It is your experience. If you do not believe in yourself, life becomes an endless battle with yourself. You will never be able to experience life to the fullest without total belief in yourself.
This is where most people fail. People fail because they allow external circumstances to influence their belief in themselves. When you are easily influenced by what is happening around you and give up on believing in yourself, then you have failed even before you have tried. Belief in yourself should be independent of everything that is happening around you.
The only way to develop this self-believe is to understand more about how you think, act and function. It is not enough if you just spend time understanding something outside of you. You have to pay a lot of attention to what is happening inside of you. The real secret to understanding yourself and building self-confidence is in watching what is happening inside of you.
Techniques like meditation and mindfulness tremendously help in understanding your life from within. Belief is a combination of your likes and dislikes, your values and principles, and your talent and skills. To be able to fully believe in yourself, you have to fully understand yourself. Regular practice of meditation and being in the present moment will help you to understand more about yourself.
Do not disregard meditation as something that is only meant for people who are mentally disturbed. Meditation is an absolute necessity for high achievers. Meditation enhances your ability to focus and stay aware, it helps you to enhance your memory and recollect information easily. Meditation also helps you to stay away from all unwanted desires and distractions. It certainly enhances your ability to believe in yourself. Regular practice of meditation can do wonders to your life.