Delia Yeager

Confidence

Clearing Your Palace

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”  Mahatma Ghandi   We are used to thinking of being connected to someone in terms of being tied or bound to them. Bonds of connection, loyalty and belonging; ties of affection, family and devotion. We have been taught to identify our affection and connection by how much we think of them and they think of us. We think about what our friends and loved ones say about us, about our dreams, our past, promises, abilities, possibilities. We give their words weight, like gold for some, or tissue…
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Confidence

Confident and Companionable with Yourself

I hear a lot about confidence and the desire for more of it. How if you just had some of that, everything would be okay and you could do anything. But self-confidence is not a main ingredient; it is symptom, or a byproduct. Self-confidence is one of the byproducts of being reliable and credible with — yourself. A person has confidence based on experience. You’ve seen and validated yourself as you learned something: as you went from not knowing to studying to passing a test, for instance. Or you have validated yourself as not knowing how to play the piano but having…
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Confidence, Self Respect, self-confidence