Nothing in this world is simple. There are no simple answers, no clear cut “This is how it should be” methods or thought processes. Life is not linear. Life is not “just be a good person”. Because sometimes being a good person in your definition of the term- isn’t being a good person in reality.
Because of the complexity of the world, how can we ever claim to know everything? How can we ever claim to be experts in a specific field, or to have all the answers or the solutions to everyone’s problems? We simply can’t!
It’s when our own ego’s get in the way when we begin to truly limit ourselves. Cognitive dissonance steps in and even when we have been proven to be wrong, we are so rooted in our ways that we don’t dare let up- because our pride and ego will not allow us to do so.
Because our pride gets in the way. Being prideful can be one of the worse things we can do to ourselves. This pride holds us back, and keeps us from truly committing to our development- for the fear of being perceived as lesser than or inferior.
The pride also keeps us from asking for help when we need it. It keeps us from truly healing, growing, and building a connection to God. I used to have a friend who would always ask me for help, then when I’d help her she’d get defensive and insecure, almost as if she wouldn’t believe in her own self.
By doing this, she created a little green monster of envy and jealously within herself. I can still remember how much it hurt when our friendship ended, because I truly cared about this relationship. I learned so much about myself during all of this, but that’s another story for another time. Our pride can be our biggest downfall, and we can not experience peace when our pride is running rampant. Because in order for us to truly experience peace, we can not be prideful for anything in our lives. We can’t boast about our talents and gifts and then pretend to be humble. The two energies contradict each other, and cancel each other out, leaving behind emptiness. When our pride is overflowing, we are so filled with our own egos, that we are no longer filled with love, forgiveness, or Divine energy.
Practice staying humble.
Practice releasing your pride from you, gratitude for the gifts that surround us (no matter how small), and speaking from a place of peace and love.