It can seem an odd place to start in building self confidence in yourself and in a project by first building inner quiet. Yet if you need to re-focus, re-build, get something new going in your life and work, you may need to calm self doubt and lack of self belief and develop stillness of mind so that you have a surer base from which to grow what you intend.
You may not be clear what it is that you intend and you may need to get your mind clear in order to allow creativity to do its work. In a still place, unhindered by the workings of the mind, intuition can lead you to your bright idea, your new awareness, your insight. You may also need to manage the sirens of doubt and one way to do that is by developing skill in managing the mind, using some practice to get more adept at interrupting the negative mental flow, which in any case is an illusion of the ego, stilling your thoughts, even challenging any negativity, and moving towards greater calm and equipoise.
Meditation is a powerful tool for this, although you can do this simply by having some quiet time, focusing on the breath, using the breath to calm your mind and become more relaxed. Those more used to the inner journey use this as a regular technique. It is very simple but needs regular practice, and sticking with it when we feel we don’t need it, to be building self confidence in our ability to still our minds, increase innner peace, and re-focus on our purpose.
With a calm state re-established, you are likely to be feeling better in yourself and better placed to focus on your project.
Those already embarked on their project may also find they hit problems and doubts and thus this same practice, giving time for inner quiet, is invaluable. We can get so rushed off our feet in all that is going on that we can somehow easily lose that sense of connection that is so vital to our wellbeing and what we are trying to achieve. When our minds get wobbly, it is much easier for the ego to reassert itself and we go back in an instant to our old knee-jerk responses.
Thus regular re-visiting of your own inner space is vital to helping yourself move forward.
Use this week to do this every day. Find a quiet time where you won’t be interrupted and spend a little while giving yourself inner quiet.