To strengthen the self we need to realize and review our weaknesses or those aspects of life that are holding us back in some way and/or are causing us some sorrow or discomfort. The next step is to use techniques of meditation to remove these weaknesses.
To know your weaknesses, perform the following exercise:
A. Remember the negative times in your life, when you experienced failure. What was the common weakness present in your behavior at those times?
B. What are the negative or destructive trends in your behavior because of which you or others experience pain or sorrow?
C. Sometimes certain traits or behavior of others can arouse a negative response in us. What is that negative response?
D. What are you most frightened of?
E. Now review your answers and summarize. What are your three main weaknesses?
After listing three weaknesses try to remove them by modifying, erasing or forgetting.