Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Focus: I step away from the societal pattern and reclaim my innocent confidence.

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We largely stop learning because we think we know it all. What we lose thereby is what the Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti, in Think on These Things, called the confidence of innocence, “the confidence of a child who is so completely innocent he will try anything.” Krishnamurti clearly distinguished this inborn attitude from self-confidence.

He maintained that the development of self-confidence — an attitude highly valued in Western society — actually serves to keep our beliefs and behavior within the confines of societal expectations and seriously blunts our true potential.

It is “innocent confidence that will bring about a new civilization,” Krishnamurti suggested, “but this innocent confidence cannot come into being as long as you remain within the societal pattern.”

Excerpted from the article:
Reclaiming Innocent Confidence: Being Willing to Try Anything
Written by D. Patrick Miller.

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