ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING: Chutzpah

Someone told me that she is very happy because she has this and she got that. I wonder if her happiness will last for days or months. I always thought of happiness as joy and peace. One can only be happy in a certain moment but inner joy and peace is lasting.

“Inner peace is the ultimate self-confidence. Honesty is a state of mind. Troubled thoughts and unresolved problems cannot live in a peaceful mind. Peace is the most positive environment for growth of mind and spirit.”

Inner peace is about having balanced emotions and coming to terms with the vicissitudes of life. Thought is the source of power. We must endeavor to think and speak positively, our thoughts, our words and our deeds will always return to face us. Let us allow our thoughts to go deep into our heart. Keep everything in perspective, take a deep breath, and think peaceful thoughts. Attune the mind and spirit to a proper perspective.

One of my speech professors in collage taught me the word chutzpah, it is a Yiddish slang which means supreme self-confidence. He saidthat one must have chutzpah to become successful in life.

The problem with too much self-confidence is when one becomes haughty or arrogant. There are people who have an MBS or Masyadong Bilib sa Sarili, or the MBBS, Masyadong Bilib na Bilib sa Sarili, Ph.D or Puro Hangin Dala. Their chutzpah is actually a manifestation of a deeply rooted insecurity.

Some people may be self-confident but has low self-esteem. Self-confidence can be superficially manifested but self-esteem is the hardest to develop. People with low self-esteem can easily be taken by frustration and anxiety, depression and angst, and are oftentimes losers in life.

Christmas holidays are near. Christmas is a time of cheer and of merriment, of love and of bliss, of peace and of joy. I wish everyone the ultimate self-confidence which is inner peace and joy, may everyone be peaceful and joyous inside out, upside down. “Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37: 4

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