In a previous post long ago, I discussed mirror gazing meditation (Mirror Trataka), and in this article, I will introduce a simple ritual that I have personally developed to enhance self-confidence. Although it is not a traditional meditation method, it merges spiritual insights with techniques that I have previously utilized. Practiced with wholehearted commitment, this approach has the potential to significantly transform your self-perception and outlook on life.
So, this isn’t your typical mirror-gazing meditation. No need to stress about trying to stay super focused on your reflection or avoiding distractions. Instead, it’s a straightforward ritual inspired by popular personal development techniques like mirror work and positive self-talk. Plus, it takes a page from an ancient Hawaiian ritual, which I will dive into in this post later on. I am not here to guarantee it’ll work for everyone. I am just sharing an exercise I personally have used and have seen benefits from, hoping it might do the same for you.
How I Began to Use This Powerful Ritual
In one of his iconic speeches, the legendary figure in the field of self-improvement, Bob Proctor (may his soul rest in peace), whose work initially inspired me on my personal development journey, discussed a powerful ritual related to altering one’s self-image.
According to Bob Proctor, this ritual was something taught to Napoleon Hill (the author of the book “Think and Grow Rich“) by Dale Carnegie. The process involves mentally or verbally repeating a statement involving a person who inspires you, twice a day for at least 30 days. For instance, if your goal is to become a successful stock trader and your idol is Warren Buffett, you’d look into the mirror and say something like, “Warren Buffett, I’m not only going to match your achievements in life, but I’m going to challenge you at the post and surpass you at the grandstand.” This exercise is impactful, and while I won’t disclose the name I used, rest assured that the day I surpass that figure, you will know for sure, lol! Continue reading