There are times you need to become the dragon, but mostly this is not the case.
There’s a reason I refer to it as the dragon within.
It’s not about being aggressive, arrogant or pushy. It’s about carrying an inner confidence with you ALL the time. You can feel truly liberated within yourself, you don’t have to prove yourself to anybody. Why? Because secretly you are a dragon.
Once you realise this and become aware of it, you won’t need to ‘build your confidence’. You will have access to it right here, right now. What you will need to build is practising that awareness, practising that realisation that the dragon was and is always there.
Take a moment and think of a favourite action, adventure or martial arts film. Now there’s always a hero/heroine. Chances are you dream of being this person.
What sets the hero apart? What usually makes them so attractive and identifiable?
He or she is usually perceived as quiet, calm , they never tend to look for a fight, but when it’s time to be the hero they shock everyone. In this phase they usually either overcome their own self-doubt and insecurity, proving it to themselves or else they are the brooding type who knew it all along.
They always have a higher purpose and draw confidence from their inner strength which they ultimately realise they always had and always will have.
Yes confidence can be built but you know what? You have that confidence and that justified defiance in you already! Build instead your belief and understanding of that fact, your belief in the dragon within.
Do you think I was always confident? Aha, nope…. This brings up again the concept of the mental and physical dragon.
As a young girl I was physically strong, my 8 year old body would readily endure hard training my mental and physical dragons came alive and flew together as one during training but outside of this, the mental dragon refused to raise its head because I was unaware of its existence.
I was unaware that confidence, that my dragon, could be consciously realised. It took me a good while.
But I want you to realise today, now, THIS VERY SECOND!
Say it…..No matter how silly you may feel, even if it is in your head to begin with say it: ‘I am strong’
‘I am confident’
‘I am filled with the power of my dragon, there’s only one person who needs to believe it and that person is me!’
Does some small or hopefully large part of you believe this now? Yes? Good.
Others will follow suit……I promise.
I hope my words are helping you in some small way to realise what you have already and I welcome, no, encourage any comments, ideas, feedback or questions you may have. Please feel free to leave them below.