The Idiot's Guide To Marriage

Friday, December 08, 2006

Foolish Pride

I 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.

5 comment(s):

Funny. My experience w/ "divorce" led me to the opposite conclusion: that there is no such thing as fate.

I feel like it's all just so random! I could really end up with any woman I randomly meet someday. It was a strange thing, for me, realizing that I was no different than any other man.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:53 AM  


Just popped in to say hi. Interesting thoughts here.

I'm not trying to pick you up (like I could) but you do have nice hair.

By Blogger Senor Caiman, at 12:23 PM

I understand that it goeth before a fall.

By Blogger Mr. Fabulous, at 2:57 PM  

Life is random so you have to put yourself in harms way if you want to make anything out of it. Nothing in the life that is worth having was ever obtained without some form of pain and suffering. Pain is the check in life that lets us know we are alive.
To quote some more music,
'Without the threat of death what is the point of living at all'
-Maryil Manson-

By Blogger honkeie2, at 4:35 AM  

I should have been here on friday, or any day after it.

I have been a pissy little bitch to chantz and i have been refusing to do something out of pride, and anger. something mundane and stupid but that could really piss chantz off.

I really want him to ask me to do it, rather than make comments about it or talk at me about it, but he feels that I should have just done it already because it is my job and he shouldn't have to ask. But it doesn't bother me, so I think he should just do it himself and quit his whining- but its my job, I guess. It's so stupid, but it is really bothering him.

Oh fine! I will go clean the goddamn microwave myself and get it over with! Thanks for straightening me out, qz!

By Anonymous dawn marie, at 8:33 AM  

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