Review of Week 36 – Bettering Yourself – Embrace My Shyness

This week I embraced my shyness, by changing the way I think about it.

Anxiety or shyness comes from fear of looking silly in front of people, says The Dalai Lama, who speaks to many people worldwide, but admits to feeling shy himself.

He says he “can reduce this fear before giving a talk by reminding himself that his motive is to be of benefit to others and not to show off his knowledge.”

This week I stopped focusing on my shyness when talking to people, and instead, focused on my motive, which is to be helpful, and remembering my motive taught me there was no need to feel anxiety.

Week 36 – Bettering Yourself – Aug 26 – Sept 1, 2013 – Embrace My Shyness

“Shyness accompanies love. See how children are endowed with shyness; it is natural to them.”

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For this week’s bettering yourself exercise, I am going to erase “don’t be shy” from my mind, and accept my natural shyness as part of me. I will let you know how it goes next week.