By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Mar 24, 2014
Post # 2
Confidence is "just being yourself". Remember that you are a unique human being.There is nobody else exactly like you!
Courage is not about being afraid. It is about conquering, or ignoring, the fear. We are all afraid of something! Courage is not so much in "dismissing fear" , as about learning to dance in the rain!
One cannot simply gain courage or overcome their fears through spells otherwise those would be the most popular spells in existance. The presence of courage within you is part of who you are at your core and magick can't tamper with that in my opinion. Meditation, breathing techniques, etc... can be used to help you calm yourself in regards to fears & stress so that your anxiety doesn't overwhelm you, but when it comes to confidence that's something that has no shortcuts.