Tag: confidence

The Benefits of Responding with Joy

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President Ikeda writes, “Through faith we can establish a state of life, where no matter what happens, we experience joy, hope and confidence in the depth of our being.” Throughout his writings, Nichiren Daishonin expresses great joy despite the intense challenges and circumstances he faces. “The Benefits of Responding with Joy,” Living Buddhism, Jan 2016 […]

It Is the Heart That Is Important

One aspect of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism and practicing with the SGI that I’ve always loved is the teaching that “the heart is most important.” I often think of this in terms of sincerity, especially in our relationships with other people. People can usually sense our sincerity (or insincerity) when we speak with them. Are we deceitful […]

Confidence Is Still the Key

I continued revising my manuscript this afternoon. I realize that I’ve got quite a bit of material to work with, but it needs to be better developed. Now I’m on my 2nd draft. Still, it’s coming along and I feel like I’m on the right track. I keep telling myself, as difficult as it is […]

Living With Confidence Rather Than Fear

I have been starting to think of a new subtitle for my memoir. I like the “Never Give Up” part, but the rest I have received feedback about that has caused me to rethink the “Buddhism, Family & Schizoaffective Disorder” part. For me, these 3 components are the most crucial aspects of my memoir. My […]