I am inspired by the story of Buddhist teacher, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, who travels internationally and is a leader to large groups of people. He tells of how he was often overwhelmed by fear as a child but meditation and other Buddhist practices set him free from his fears.
The teacher is a soft-spoken and humble person. I too am a quiet person and an introvert but I’ve discovered I can maintain a balance between humility and shamelessly promoting my business. The two need not be mutually exclusive.
Fearlessness doesn’t have to look like loudness or brashness – you don’t have to shout like a WWF Superstar of Wrestling in order to be strong and courageous enough to tell people you are good at what you do.
Fearlessness can take the form of quietude, stillness, and a lack of pretension.
Sometimes fearlessness comes in the form of determination to get up everyday and do what you need to do to succeed no matter how difficult and challenging it is.
Sometimes fearlessness means taking one baby step at a time even when the terrain is rough and the mountain is high.
It is about you staying grounded in your own energy and integrity no matter what is happening around you.
How do you do this?
The simplest and easiest form of meditation is to meditate on the breath. Here is a 10 minute mini breath meditation for you to practice right now or whenever you need to become grounded.
You can still be yourself and be proud of what you do. Maintain your integrity and people will admire your courage.