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Self Doubt- How The Ego Destroys Confidence

Jan 28, 2017 03:00AM
By Sue Frederick

We tend to associate the ego with being overconfident, arrogant and boastful. The truth is quite the opposite.

When we view our world through our “ego lens,” we’re looking at ourselves and others as limited beings with limited potential, competing to survive. The ego lens tells us there’s never enough to go around, so we must be better than everyone else. This drains our energy, leaving us defeated and exhausted, and blocks our inner wisdom, the source of our personal power.

The ego lens hides the truth. It keeps us from seeing our unique gifts or those of others. It sees only the surface of life.

The divine lens makes no assumptions. It reveals the deeper truth behind every story, the soul journey behind every wounded personality. It reveals our similarities rather than our differences.

The divine lens is your prescription for compassion. Wearing it, you understand that others’ gifts are unique to them and what their souls came to accomplish. It also aligns you with your soul’s wisdom, empowering you to be your greatest self. You see that you’re absolutely radiant when you speak your soul’s truth, share your wisdom and speak from your heart. This perspective allows you to shine—even when your mind tells you that you’re powerless or not good enough.

The divine lens illuminates each moment of your life with wisdom; it pours light into your wounds. It fills every dark space with love.

Your soul will put you anywhere any time, and exactly where you're meant to be for your highest good and the good of others. Your task is to embrace each painful moment and flip it into gratitude. For what you're learning—knowing that divine order—is already helping you move through this perfectly designed lesson.

Whenever you call out to your highest self for guidance, you open to source energy and flawless wisdom. You open your channel of inspiration. Divinity pours through you. You become the goddess, the prince, the golden child. All meaningless, ego-lens comparisons seem ridiculous. You carry the light within. You get the job you’re not qualified for, the standing ovation, the partner you thought would never notice you. Your work, which is your holy sacrament, shines with resonance.

This is divine lens living at its finest. And it’s available to you 24/7, just for the asking.

Author Sue Frederick will lead a workshop, Your Divine Lens: Seeing Your Gifts & Tragedies from the Soul’s Wisdom, March 24-26 at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. To learn more, visit

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