In presenting our self in public, we often lose sight of who is doing the presenting. The audience, the "others", are all looking at me. But what is the "me" they are looking at? Different tendencies, parts of me, arise in different environments: confidence, joy, positivity, fear, anxiety, and instability. The "others" have these aspects too. Center your self, call upon your highest nature, and light up these qualities in those you are communicating with. In energy, we are all one.
“Doubt is not a pleasant condition,” Voltaire said, “but certainty is an absurd one.” Doubt protects us from dogmatism, which can easily shape-shift into fanaticism and what William James calls a “premature closing of our accounts with reality.”
Do you ever feel you are alone? Our "known" universe has about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars, or a "1" with 24 zeros after it (1 septillion in the American numbering system, give or take a few billion trillion stars. What other forms of life are thriving and driving the mysteries of being?
"A monk decides to meditate alone. Away from his monastery, he takes a boat and goes to the middle of the lake, closes his eyes and begins to meditate. After a few hours of unperturbed silence, he suddenly feels the blow of another boat hitting his. With his eyes still closed, he feels his anger rising and, when he opens his eyes, he is ready to shout at the boatman who dared to disturb his meditation. But when he opened his eyes, saw that it was an empty boat, not tied up, floating in the...