Confidence has to do with edges. Edges in the sense of barriers and cliffs or high points and low points. Imagine standing on a high plateau and walking to the edge. The closer you can get to the edge, the more confident you feel.
Confidence is also closely related to the cells ability to trust. In fact, confidence can be defined as a measure of self-trust. The higher the level of self-trust, the more confidence is felt.
Confidence also emerges from connection with truth. Truth helps confidence expresses authentically. Without truth, confidence is hollow and empty.
Confidence needs belief to emerge and transform. In this respect, belief is an inner conviction that effort made on behalf of self is worthwhile and effective. Without belief, confidence lacks the nurturance needed to sustain itself especially in the face of adversity. Belief in self can support confidence through the worst of life might throw out.
When you are feeling self-unworthy, this confidence triad of trust, truth, and belief doesn’t have the glue needed to help build a foundation for confidence. Confidence comes from progressive steps taken one by one. Each step adds a bit of trust, truth, and belief and over time confidence expands and becomes present in life. Like the baby learning to walk, confidence comes from experience over time.
On the spiritual path, expanding confidence on the physical level directly influences and expands spiritual confidence. But confidence can only expand when self-love is present. When feelings of self-unworthy drop away, confidence emerges on all levels.
Trust, truth, and belief emerge, and you find you are confident right to the very edge. As confidence grows, your edges expand.
Give yourself the opportunity to consider the motion of confidence within you by asking yourself this question:
Why do I feel a lack of confidence in myself?