Foolish PrideI wish I could get the song on here, Foolish Pride: Travis Tritt...yes I know it's country and I don't do country, but this song is raging in my head.....I hate pride, and we all have it to some degree...It's impossible to get away from in order for us as humans to protect our vulnerabilities.
Sometimes It's used to keep people away from you, sometimes it's used to make yourself feel better. But whatever the case, I stick to the old adage, pride cometh before a fall.
I hate having it personally, and sometimes It gets muddled up with stubbornness. And it's really bad when it's stubborn pride...which could be happening right now in a few lives. Is there something in your life, that you're not budging on? Because you don't want to cave, and be the fool? But what is at stake?
Are you going to lose something by being prideful? Is there armor around your heart? Does anyone ever get in there, or put a chink in your armor? Do you tell yourself you're not letting anyone through your shields because you don't want to get stung? But what if you never let ANYONE in, and your really missing out. What if that ONE PERSON you don't let in, is THE ONE that you've waited for all your life, and you miss the opportunity because you're being stubborn, and prideful.
Is it worth keeping the walls up, and risking spending the rest of your life wondering if you let the "one" get away? Is your pride going to keep you warm at night, wake up with you in the mornings, watch a beautiful sunset with you, kiss you goodbye on your way to work, listen to your problems, be your team mate, know your likes, dislikes and quirks and love you anyway?
Personally? I think life is all about relationships. People who come and go in your life. I believe that each and every person that comes into your life, good or bad, does so for a reason. I believe in fate and destiny. I believe that all things happen for a reason. And I also believe that sometimes, because of our own stubborn pride, and unwillingness to bend or flex, we lose out on really good things. There may be something right under your nose, but you can't see it, because you're looking the other way.
Maybe something is blocking your view...some trash in your life that you need to get cleaned up. something that is weighing you down, and holding you back from moving forward. maybe your baggage is weighing you down, or past mistakes are dogging you. Let go...just let go and free your mind from the burdens. Open your eyes, look around you. Relish the relationships that are productive, and relinquish the ones that are dragging you down. Rid your life of the trash, and allow yourself to open your heart, be vulnerable, and love before it's too late.
I have no idea why I wrote this...I just popped it off. I was on itunes, and I noticed that song, and It made me think of things like this...I hope it helps someone.