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Growing Self-Confidence

In Growing Self-Confidence, author and psychic Richard Pace offers thirty lessons that open up your mind about yourself in ways you never dreamed possible. By reading one lesson a day, for thirty days, you learn to use the basic self confidence that is naturally built into everyone. Each lesson begins with a force of nature like time, love, and the senses. You find yourself in situations that force you to reexamine your strengths and weaknesses--your courage and your fears. Mr. Pace takes you by the hand and introduces you to sometimes strange, and sometimes responsible situations you find yourself participating in. At the end of each lesson, you realize that you are living out a variety of scenarios--even in your own life.

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Richard Pace

     Richard Pace is a syndicated columnist who writes features about quests, life cycles and numerology. Articles on numerology may be read by visitinghttp://www.accessnewage.com/html/people.htm.

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INTRODUCTION

Watching self-confidence in babies is a magical thing to behold. They eat the only way they know how to, they fall asleep when they what to and even if they are funny looking, they're always adorable. They live in a dream world that is actually much more realistic than our own, which is often filled with dos, don'ts, cant's, why not's, ifs, ands and buts.

When we are born, we are a bundle of energy with no experiences. This allows us to be curious about the most ordinary things. As soon as we have sight, we follow anything that moves. We can't speak yet, so we invent a language of our own, filled with all sorts of sounds and gestures, that is our own unique way of communicating. This language may not be as sophisticated as English or French, but it is a language all the same, packed with emotion.

As the days pass, we quickly develop memory created from a variety of longings and fears we quickly learn. All the senses are alive so that unlike in adults, sight is not the sense depended upon most. We begin to long for certain scents, like that of our mothers or sounds like that of a music box. And then something truly magical happens -- with all these memories, we develop an imagination. Suddenly, we begin to remember going outside. When our mothers put a coat on us, we can begin to imagine going into a car or going to a park or the backyard to play.

As babies grow into childhood, many of them create imaginary friends. They daydream them right into existence. What does a child of two or even five know of the difference between someone who is real or someone who is imagined? The child instinctively knows a reality that, as we grow older, we forget. It is simply that everything that exists needs to exist first in the mind. To a child, talking to an imaginary friend is just about the same as talking to a real friend. Whereas a real friend of the child has interactive communications, the imaginary friend's responding communications are simply made up by the child. He or she dreams up the experience.