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?
Humility is often misinterpreted as you have to feel like your less than anyone else. It doesn’t mean that at all. No one is better than you and you are no better than anyone else. You have talents and knowledge that I don’t possess Not even knowing you I can state that as a fact. I have talents and knowledge that no one else has. Each of us is unique in that way.
I look around at other people and think “what can I learn from them?” Sometimes you’ll never know. But that would be because your low self confidence kept you from talking to them.
It’s the wise man who knows what he doesn’t know.