Enlightenment

Every time I think I have become enlightened and can handle anything, a new challenge shows up to test me. Whether it's toxicity in my body, family illness or death, rejection of a lover, friend, stranger, job, point of view, whatever... ego is the first to show up on the scene, like a paramedic giving CPR to revive my pride. Pride dies, only to come back a little weaker next round, like a cat with 900 lives. As ego slithers into the abyss, where I dare not stare, a calm knowing that everything is in divine order sweeps over me. This awareness makes my soul sing, despite my stoic appearance.

 

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Vautaw

Thu 14th Mar 2019 22:30

I agree Kate. I like to think of it as failing forward!

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Vautaw

Thu 14th Mar 2019 22:29

Thanks for the update M.C. I looked it up when you first mentioned it and understood that you put it in your own words which is totally cool. I’m still fascinated that I expanded on an old proverb which I take as a sign to pay close attention to what the Universe is relaying!

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 14th Mar 2019 15:17

Hi again - hope not to cause confusion. The original saying is, of
course, "Pride before a fall". Your blog had me adding the extra words.via my comment 😐.

Kate G

Thu 14th Mar 2019 09:36

But you haven't failed Vautauw, because you can step outside and witness the ego at work. No wonder your soul is singing.

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Vautaw

Thu 14th Mar 2019 02:19

Thanks M.C... I’m not quite sure how I have made it through five decades, several readings of the Bible, and a boatload of personal development training without being consciously aware of that saying. Color me enlightened!

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 14th Mar 2019 00:15

An interesting essay on the subject of self...perhaps obtaining a
re-working of the well known saying: pride before a fall of self-esteem.

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