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Is feeling PROUD such a bad thing? Aren't we proud of our family when they reach their goals, and proud of ouselves when we get things right?
The messages are way too confusing: Love yourself, but don't be conceited; have a great work ethic, but don't be boastful about your victories; do your best, but don't show off. We're even told to swallow our pride.
But what happens when we do swallow our pride? Our sense of self gets distorted, we become smaller, and don't quite fit in anymore. We end up giving away our power to the circumstances that limit us, and the people who want to keep us down. Shame begins to replace pride with a deep-rooted limiting thought process. Our actions become artificial to our authentic truth and we get depressed, fall ill, sell our souls.
© Lord Coltrane
I believe in positive self-image. We should take pride in ourselves and our conscious choices to become the best we can be. With a healthy sense of self-worth, we are confident, not conceited; we possess pride, not arrogance.
Peacocks are proud and beautiful. A pride of lions are awe-inspiring. The Pride Parade celebrates human rights. Let's shine the light on our pride, stand tall, and love every inch of our unique selves.
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