Is it a question of confidence?.

I would like to begin this week’s post with hoping that my readers have had a good week because although my week was good, it was also quite a challenging one at that.

The reason for this I guess is because I am in the process of having a web page constructed for my music company, Last Born Music and I’ve had to dig real deep to piece together my 17 year journey in the music industry, in order to put a bio together. Furthermore, I’ve had to request testimonials from people within the business with whom I’ve worked.

Writing the bio has stripped me bare emotionally, I really don’t enjoy talking about myself. Who does? Am I alone or is this more common than I realise?

Requesting the testimonials was a bit of a testing exercise too, having to put myself out there to ask an ex colleague or in actual fact someone who I still do business with, to give their opinion of me.

Why do we as people fear so much about what our peers think of us, that we have to sometimes disguise who we truly are? How much do we actually really care what other people think of us?

I’m hoping to get to the chapter in my life where it doesn’t actually matter what people think of me. But in the meantime, could there be a chapter in ‘How To Win Friends And Influence People’, (the book I’m currently digesting by Dale Carnegie) that could help me overcome my fear of knowing what my immediate world really thinks of me?

Or , can I somehow influence the outcome to be a positive one?

These are clearly questions that have suddenly arisen during the course of the week that begs the question – WHY?

If I had to put myself into a category to decide whether I am confident or not, I would mostly likely put myself in the confident category, however, there are times, on very odd occasions when my ego rears its ugly head and my confidence gets taken over by episodes of insecurity.
When that happens I know that there is only one thing that can restore my confidence, bringing my world back to GOD (Good Orderly Direction) and that is meditation.

I touched on this subject in my first ever post, but I’d like to continue on from there by adding the form of meditation I started with, called Sahaja Yoga. This is a registered UK charity offering free meditation classes across the UK and around the world.

Sahaja Yoga was founded by an extraordinary woman from India called Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi who teaches you about the coiled energy within us which is often referred to as the Kundalini.

In any given situation this meditation technique in particular strips us of our biggest obstruction, our egos!

So, if you’re feeling stressed and needing to achieve a deep state of piece and spiritual awareness in your life, why don’t you give Sahaja Yoga a try, you will no doubt feel the difference after four weeks, claimed on the website.

Check out the link for classes nearest to you and more info on this type of meditation.

If you have any questions or wish to leave a comment please do so below.

Have a wonderful week ahead and a Soulful Sunday.



5 Responses to “Is it a question of confidence?.”

  1. Thanks Kehinde, another good sunday morning read. I remember hearing something years ago…. in your 20’s you worry about what people are saying about you. In your 30’s you don’t worry about what people are saying about you. In your 40’s you realise no one was saying anything about you. LOL. Always stuck with me as funny, and maybe shows how we can grow out of some of our insecurities.

    • Kehinde Olarinmoye May 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      Hi Rob, that is too true….I heard the same thing. Like I said, on very odd occasions my insecurities make an appearance, but they never stick around for too long.

      Thanks again for your comment, it’s nice to know you regularly read my posts.


  2. Love your blogs gorgeous lady – keep ’em comin’ xXx

    • Kehinde Olarinmoye May 11, 2011 at 8:02 am

      Thank you very much Jade, I will certainly keep them coming knowing that you’ll be reading them. X

  3. I have now gone out and bought this book, the few pages i have read have been very inviting and encouraging me to read more!! Thanks again Kehinde 🙂 x

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