I spoke with my Teacher today after a meditation session and confided in him that I was having trepidation with this new job, and a lingering fear of being inadequate.
He said this:
“Alex…*I* am inadequate. At this moment I am inadequate! A fool can be wise…it is foolish to be afraid of being a fool… You can “Do as If”. Pretend you have been teaching for 20 years. Just pretend!”
I am going to do this.