The stage is dank and dark The players desires rocket unforgiving flare Forgetting the relevant line, 'Pride goes before a fall.' They shout, 'I am holier-than-thou!' While not even knowing How things are truly going Concern for self-gain Sees the world as depriving Blind to hearts' courage endowing. Willingness to let go No longer the victim Intention envisioned A sense of inner power becomes dictum Championing of causes when allowing. PSLB
Many believe that pride is a ‘good’ quality and …
Though pride may seem supportive of us initially, pride blocks our expansion and is damaging. It lacks love and blocks us from freedom, happiness and our True Self. But, we have been programmed and conditioned to falsely identify with pride, feeling obligated to defend our positions, beliefs, and possessions. Yet there are ways to rise above it and regain our peace of mind.
To release pride …
It helps to realize how it works and how it gains a foothold of self-righteousness in us. Pride is a conditioned emotion based in the past ….. most likely when we were young and naive. And we tend to envisage this conditioning of pride into our decisions and choices without being conscious of it!
Pride displays defensiveness which implies fear and doubt that the object of pride is not strong enough to stand on its own merit and is open to question. A very prideful person, religious group or social movement is locked into a position or belief by fear, making it very difficult to advance or admit a mistake!
Focus may be on what is believed to be missing, with energies of disappointment, resentment, even anger and hatred, attracting more of the same energies. Anger, fear and hatred makes the prideful person feel that they are entitled to act-out, protest, become violent and even kill or maim those that don’t agree. And this also makes them vulnerable to counter-attack!
When we love and appreciate ourselves, a social movement or religion, the opinion of others has no power over us. We no longer need to be right. We recognize our self-worth and Inner joy arises because of love and enjoyment.
We acknowledge any intrinsic problems as works in progress. And this invokes attitudes that problems can be worked out satisfactorily with the world.
So how do we let go?
Pride is a label …. nothing real ….. an illusion and tool of the subconscious ego to continue its control. It helps to remember that nothing has any meaning other than what we give to it! And it makes it easy to let go since it was an illusion to begin with.
Peace of mind naturally rises within us, because there is nothing to defend or be angry about. Each time we recognize pride and get ahead of it, it’s easier to release.
Release is a process of surrender …
We can give pride new meaning ….. and that is by viewing it as an opportunity to learn and grow ….. to surrender to Unconditional Love ….. and regain our peace of mind. We can reclaim our freedom from the burden of defensiveness, blame, arrogance, anger, vulnerability, fear and smug self-righteousness.
Attract what we want!
Our emotions are creative energies and with practice we can achieve our goals harmoniously by picturing them lovingly and allowing them, according to Universal Law rather than by our personal will.
We can deliberately create by deliberately choosing uplifting thoughts and emotions like appreciation, gratitude, optimism, compassion and Love. And with these energies we attract through the Law of Attraction and Love the necessary conditions and opportunities for success.
The greatest gift we can give ourselves is recognition and release of harmful attitudes like pridefulness, fear and self-righteousness ….. and surrender to Unconditional Love. This is surrender to Source, Universal Life Energy and allowing our True Self to Be.
In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB
“Every positive quality is the potential victim of this creeping poison [fear], which sows hatred, jealousy, distrust, anger, disease – every wrong and destructive element there is, physical, mental and emotional – in order to bar you from those things that you want and to bring into your life those things that you do no want.”
Eugene Fersen, Lesson 12 in 27 Lessons in Science of Being, page 260.
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Recognize, Release and Surrender
One of the easiest ways to recognize pride within our own selves is to observe our thoughts when interacting with others.
As discussed in the pervious entry, we want to get to the bottom of the emotion that causes all the prideful thinking and struggle of defensiveness ….. by recognition, release and surrender.
To begin recognition: Take a deep breathe, relax, go silent and make the Mental Contact with Universal Life Energy first. …..