Stress is one of the factors in life that can push us off balance. Sometimes we have no control over the stress in our life, such as the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, an illness or other external problems.
But often our stress is self-created through our inner critic. One of the many stresses of modern life is envy. Another is fear.
These two causes of stress are “self-made” because we are the ones who allow feelings of envy and fear into our life. This means the responsibility is on us to change these feelings and eliminate the causes of this stress without falling into the trap of inner criticism.
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We encounter open-mindedness when we meet people free of prejudice, and who are tolerant, curious of life and modern thinking.
One of the best descriptions of open-mindedness is that it’s a state of being ready to accept new ideas. Being open-minded means being interested in other people, other cultures and other ideas.
How can we develop this precious character trait which obviously can make it easier for us to live esteem in our life?
To develop open-mindedness we can exercise tolerance toward ourselves and toward others. We can expose ourselves to foreign cultures, other ideas – or in other words to everything which at first glance seems strange to us.
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Continuing our thoughts about body language we look at how body language expresses esteem.
Esteem as a social and altruistic attitude points toward a body language we use in social situations.
There are some cultural differences in how we express esteem. We just have to ask ourselves how we show respect toward others.
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We connect esteem strongly with understanding, open-mindedness and most of all trust. These traits motivate esteem to go on without stopping. Esteem can’t stop by default. There is no possible reason for esteem to stop ever. On the contrary, esteem is the one attitude which continues on against all doubt.
Esteem comes from a higher level because it’s based on genuine interest for our fellow men. Genuine esteem makes us trustful and broad-minded giving others another chance again and again.
Esteem aims at people’s most inner core, the place where we are truly ourselves, where no outer judgment can touch us. Esteem reaches us exactly there. Esteem isn’t given because we did something for it. We get esteem because we deserve it just by being here and now.
Realizing this truth of esteem allows us to see that there will be never a moment that causes esteem to stop. Esteem never stops.