(Photo above courtesy of Jimmy Anicet)
Today we’re talking about the battle with our own inner negativity, whatever form it may take: self-doubt, self-hatred, regret, worry or anything else.
Jimmy Anicet, of Boston, shares about the significant personal journey he went on during 2019. Jimmy decided to tackle his own sense of regret and self-doubt once and for all by digging deeply into his Buddhist practice of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.
Then, just a month after he arrived at a significant epiphany and things started looking up, he experienced a profound family tragedy. But this time, he decided he would use it as a catalyst for his truest happiness.
1:14 Why Jimmy started chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
5:56 What changed for him and his comedy work
7:15 His turning point in 2019
11:51 How he decided to tackle his inner negativity for once and for all
17:18 How his Buddhist practice helped him cope with the loss of his brother
22:37 Jimmy’s favorite Buddhist quote
27:51 What his transformation allowed him to tackle next
29:46 How he gained the courage to be a leader
32:26 How he sees comedy now
33:45 Advice for anyone struggling with their own self-doubt or inner negativity
- On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime: SGI President Ikeda’s Lecture Series, pp. 30-31
- Discussions on Youth, p. 327
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