Mindfulness helps decrease the feeling of being self-conscious. This makes sense because the practice reveals the illusory self and how everything arises in consciousness. Feeling self-conscious is like any other feeling, an appearance in consciousness which we are already free of.
Links to this note
When in NYC you feel like a different person. It’s also an exciting place to be that makes you feel like a person that does exciting things. There’s so much going on and so many possible things to see that you can constantly feel like you are missing out.
I tend to work hard and take my work seriously. When things aren’t working exactly as planned, I take it personally. When the work is difficult I internalize it and it becomes more difficult.