Want to be more confident? Start by becoming more present 🧡

I’ve seen deeply recently where confidence lives in me.

Primarily a number of insights have come to me over the last 10 months or so since my hashimotos diagnosis.

I’ve been exploring with Naturopathic Doctor, Michelle Dowker (www.wellbalance.ca) by my side both ways to heel my illness with the food that goes in to my body, and the thoughts I take in that ruminate in my mind.

To heal, I believe we need to look at both.

And I’ve realised a few important things about confidence, that I know isn’t found in any book, course or come from someone else.

I believe confidence is innate within us all. Not just some of us. All of us.

I have seen that feelings of insecurity arise in me when I am inside my head and focusing on myself.

And when I am inside my head, I’m out of the present moment and not in life.

But when I stop focusing on my thinking and instead shift my focus back to the present moment, I naturally feel my innate confidence rise to the surface.

I’ve seen that made up beliefs around who I should be, what I should think, what I should say all contribute to insecure feelings when I want to actually be, think and say something else.

But I’ve seen (finally) that I can be me.

I can be, think, say and do what I want to do. I can be myself, and others can take it or leave it. I know that that is not on me, and I am so ok with that.

I’ve seen that when I focus on thinking that says I am better (know more) than those I am with, I feel what I think looks like confidence. But when I am with people who I think are better than me, I feel insecure.

But both are an illusion.

I’m no better or worse than anyone. We’re all human beings doing the best we can. If someone has had more insight that I have had, I can learn from them. But it doesn’t make them better than me. And if I’ve had more insight that someone else has had, that doesn’t make me better than them.

It really just allows us to make connections and share experiences as human beings.

And all this insight come because of a diagnosis. And for that I am so grateful.

“We are stars wrapped in skin – the light you are seeking has always been within.” 🧡