The Armor of Pride

Photo Credit: Paul Capra

It's the heaviness that prevents us from engaging with people.

It blinds us from the truth.

It's the wall that separates us from truly feeling emotion. It restricts our range of emotion.

It prevents us from loving people that we wouldn't normally love.

It makes us feel like we can't afford to fail, therefore making us feel like we can't afford to trust.

It prevents us from trying something new in fear that we won't be the best or that we will make a mistake.

It's a sworn enemy although it talks to you like a true friend.

And when I looked into your eyes that morning, I was too prideful to admit that I didn't want to look away.

And that is why I chose not to cry in front of you.

Wisdom's Knocking: 

“The proud person always wants to do the right thing, the great thing. But because he wants to do it in his own strength, he is fighting not with man, but with God.” 

 ― Søren Kierkegaard