We never have the experience of others seeing us... The two-part remedy for shyness is:
In Buddhist meditation the process of becoming your own Watcher may be discouraged as being a dead-end, a mistake to avoid. I take a different view... [read on]
Is this the perfect cure for the ills of attachment: the pain-killer of detachment?
from the first moment of meditation we have a chance to question our assumptions - or to follow them blindly into the confusion they generate
Guilt tells you what you are, regret is a message to act upon
The act is done! It cannot be undone. A blaming mind now tars itself with guilt:
Blame, guilt - or regret? Blame: a story told by ego to polish its virtue.
In the teeth of their stampede I'm holding my flag high, for any with little dust in their eyes.
Siddhartha, the Buddha-to-be, had a particular and extreme upbringing. What can we learn from comparing his life with our own?
Our underlying nature is fearlessness - having nothing to defend, being nothing vulnerable. How can we offer others this peace?