What I point to you is only that you shouldn’t allow yourselves to be confused by others. Act when you need to, without further hesitation or doubt.
People today can’t do this—what is their affliction? Their affliction is in their lack of self confidence.
If you do not spontaneously trust yourself sufficiently, you will be in a frantic state, pursuing all sorts of objects and being changed by those objects, unable to be independent.
Zen Master Linji, on self-confidence
via Guerrilla Oracle –.