Until we fully understand ourselves, we may have a feeling that we are not enough–not strong enough, not good enough, not whole enough within ourselves. This can lead us to turn outside ourselves for ways to manage this feeling of being inadequate or incomplete. We may look for leisure time, companionship, possessions or accomplishments in order to support ourselves.
As long as we sense a lack, we will need to respond to this need within ourselves with kindness, and deliberately cultivate our confidence and self-esteem. This work we can do right now, without needing to wait for deep insight into ourselves; all it requires is a shift in emphasis from getting things to cultivating the beauty of our juncture, our unique moment in time.
Knowledge of OK Mantra p 25