Reducing Stress & Staying Balanced – Inner Dignity

Dignity is one of the most important things to the human spirit. It means being valued and respected for what you are, what you believe in, and how you live your life. Treating other people with dignity means treating them the way we’d like to be treated ourselves. 

The strength of our dignity is determined by the fluctuations of our energies such as resilience, determination, courage and care. Some people seem to have a knack for maintaining an even temperament. Their dignity and composure never seems to waver. For the majority of people, the state of their inner dignity is one of ebb and flow. It changes daily for some, seasonally for others. Somewhere in between is where most of us fit.

Situations such as disappointment, illness or general challenges will occur in our lives from time to time. it can leave us out of sorts, and depressed, and if we’re not careful, our inner dignity and esteem can plummet as well.

“When you strive to become your true self by following your heart,
you nurture and increase the available power of your inner dignity.”
—Doc Childre

As Inner Dignity is one of the primary motivators for self-empowered actions, it is crucial for us to find a reliable path to an optimal state of inner dignity. Dignity lifts us to realms of new possibilities where things begin to transform, creating more stability in our lives. Those undesirable patterns will begin to disappear and new patterns emerge as a new way of life. 

We can achieve Inner Dignity with our hearts and trained breathing techniques. This takes a little practice, and here is a technique to help you along.

Technique: Increasing your Inner Dignity 

  1. Focus your attention in the area of the heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your heart or chest area with a 5-secs in and 5-secs out-breath. If you find this uncomfortable, try breathing a little faster or slower but keeping it at an easy rhythm that’s comfortable.
  2. As you breathe, imagine you are increasing your inner dignity, inner strength and poise. This increases your power to maintain your higher principles through life’s interactions.
  3. When you practice breathing a sense of inner strength and inner poise, do so for at least a couple of minutes, with feeling. Our dignity is the foundational baseline of good character. It’s a source of extra strength, especially at times when we are low on the initiative.

Explore how increasing your inner dignity can encourage you to follow through on choices that are best for you, even though they are not always the most appealing. Dignity provides a strength that keeps us aligned with our higher principles. This can only strengthen with practice and use.