It is when we act out of a place of arrogance where we go astray. We must always act from a place of love.
Too many people have been harmed by another who thinks their ways, or their traditions, are better. We are all unique, and as such, we bring a vast array of talents and traditions with us.
No one is better than another. We are all equal, and we all bleed red. Never assume that because you are further ahead in your journey that another is lacking.
Offer assistance when solicited and share your knowledge when asked. Otherwise, listen and love without judgement. Only then can you bring peace and joy to those you interact with.
When my staff or colleagues would come to me with a complaint, I usually asked if they wanted an ear or wanted advice. In this way, I was able to assist them. There were times I did not ask and provided answers only to find out after they were just looking for a safe place to vent.
Arrogance leads us to believe we are better than and not equal to. It opens the door to hurt feelings, anger and prejudice. If you have opened this door in error, slam it shut and walk away.
There are phases we go through and times we think we know everything. It is in these times we become too proud and arrogant. Only when we have been brought down a peg or two are our eyes opened. It is when we see the harm our thinking or actions have brought where we realize the errors of our ways.
Arrogance is an isolated road travelled by those who only think of themselves. This path grows weeds and thorns that injure all those around it. Eventually, people will walk away and move toward a more accessible and more accepting path.
Hopefully, the journey from pride and arrogance to love is a short one, a trip where we grow in wisdom. When we understand that actions based on love bring more joy, not just to others but ourselves as well, it becomes an easy choice.
When we act from a place of love, we are considerate of others and their feelings. We recognize and understand that we don’t all have to be alike and that there are wonderful things to be found in our differences.
If our acts don’t serve others for good, we are not just cheating them; we are cheating ourselves. You will find you get what you give, and you will reap what you sow.
You were made to shine and bring joy to those you meet along your path. The only way to do this is to act from a place of love.
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