arrogance

“The landscape painter must walk in the fields with a humble mind. No arrogant man was ever permitted to see Nature in all her beauty.” John Constable, Painter

Arrogance is a feeling of superiority or overconfidence, an inflated sense of one's own importance. It is the belief that one is are better than others. You have all the answers and are not subject to the same rules as everyone else.

Self confidence and self esteem are beautiful things, but the problem is - when it slides over in to arrogance - that is an ego construct that conversely prevents you from seeing your true magnificence. The light that is equal in all beings.  If you have pulled the card of Arrogance the challenge for you is to hold your achievements with grace and humility - because this is the path to genuine self-confidence and inner growth. Alternatively if someone around you is being an arrogant twit - recognise that for what it is, maintain your inner sparkle, and remember, as Grandma used to say: "Pride comes before a fall."

Arrogance Mantra: In humility and grace, I acknowledging my value and the value of all beings.