Learning to love myself has been difficult. Before the first call with a mentor, the thought of voicing my opinion or pitching in during a discussion made me crouch. It didn't seem natural, or possible for me to overcome my shyness. Feeling low about myself was not allowing me to live my life to the fullest. I would often compare myself with others and needed constant reassurance from peers, my parents, and at the workplace.
I wasn't taking enough steps to become the person I wanted to be. This too, happened to be a result of thinking that I wasn’t capable of taking those steps. I didn't feel like I was enough.
The Dharma Life Program has led me to believe more in myself. I realize that these negative thoughts were false and imaginary. I feel more in control of my mind and how I feel. My mentor walks me through better and nicer images of myself. Now I do not worry about my friends judging me or my co-workers thinking that my ideas are worthless.