Shyness is an awkwardness inside, that stems from our lack of confidence or our self-doubts… basically our paralyzing fears, which hold us back from life in so many ways. The good news is WE CAN OVERCOME OUR FEARS! We can change our perceptions, and in turn, our reality, with mindful practice, self-awareness, self-affirmations, and consciously thinking through our fears so we realize they are either irrational or, if they are rational, they are certainly not as catastrophic as we imagine them to be. We need to take social risks in order to fully participate in life and embrace its beauty. When all is said and done, the worst that can happen is we start back at “square one” again, no worse than before, but possibly better!!
© Lisa Pearlman 1/3/12