Monday, 20 August 2012

Pride knocked out of me

The Pride of the Peacock
The Pride of The Peacock

 by David West
I always thought pride was an important and positive thing, but now I realise it's just part of the mental baggage lugged around by the ego.

I like Ramacharaka's description of ego, where he describes all the animals from our previous incarnations jumping up and wanting to be uncaged, and he included 'the pride of the peacock'.

I had every ounce of pride knocked out of me within a few years of being in Asia, and for sure I feel a better person for it. There's a whole lot of baggage that rightly is not ours, and belongs  to the peacock.