I’ve always had a somewhat humble spirit but I was confident and had an ego(not a big one, but I had one). Once I started on my spiritual path I have recognized my prideful ways and have abolished them and still working everyday to keep myself in check. My only problem is that now I’ve noticed that I’ve lost my self-confidence. Although my mind is a lot more a ease I’ve kind of lost a little of my spunk. I used to really not care what people thought of me and now I find myself being self-conscious at times. I think that while purifying myself of my old ways my self confidence has diminished. As if I cant remain humble if I am confident. How do I find a balance?
You can be too anything.
For example, if someone needs a bomb expert to diffuse a bomb, and you’re too humble to admit that you’re better than everybody else in diffusing the bomb, you might get people killed over it. That’s a case where letting people know how great you are might help.
If you had absolutely no ego, you’d never try anything for fear of showing someone else up. You really have to see the value in yourself before you can help others. Pride is a good thing. It’s only bad when there’s too much pride, unwarranted pride, or when your own pride excludes being proud of others.