|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.