Meditation is a powerful practice with many far-reaching benefits, and one of them is increasing your self-esteem. Here’s how you can use meditation to feel more confident.
Observing Instead of Believing
We hold so many beliefs about ourselves. And so many of these beliefs are negative, limiting and simply not true. Meditation allows you to observe your thoughts without judging them or believing them.
Your thoughts might say: I’m not good enough and thin enough. Or, I’m a failure and I’ll never find a good job. But you can see these thoughts exactly for what they are: thoughts. And you don’t have to build your identity around them.
The stillness of meditation allows you to see yourself for who you are. And maybe you won’t like what you see. But it really doesn’t matter what you think about yourself. Who you are, goes deeper than external qualities. Money, success, appearance, history, status, relationships – these don’t define the real, essential you!
You learn this by connecting to the Source. Meditation helps you do that, and it reminds you that you’re important and enough and that you have a purpose, just as you are. From this positive mindset, you can send love, kindness, and compassion to yourself.
You can repeat self-affirming mantras during your meditation practice. Here are just a few to inspire you. And if you see a negative thought pop up, neutralize it with a positive thought. You have the ability to change how your mind thinks about you.
- I am secure in who I am.
- I can be myself, just as others can be themselves.
- I accept everything I am
- I am good enough
Open Your Sacral Chakra
The sacral chakra, or Manipura, is located between the belly and the sternum. It’s the seat of self-worth. If it’s blocked or weakened, you can suffer from low self-confidence. And you can easily feel like a victim, shy, frustrated, and discouraged.
So, a great way to boost self-confidence is to focus on the sacral chakra during meditations. Try imagining an orange orb where the chakra is located. Or, imagine yourself bathed in an orange light from which you can draw support and strength.
You can boost your self-esteem with the ancient practice of meditation. And when you learn to look at your thoughts differently, you can look at yourself differently. This is how you reclaim your true place in this world.