On success

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

Ernest Hemingway

I check my heart on this as often as I can; I need to. There is this thing that spiritual practitioners get caught up in, and that’s spiritual superiority. Like we are more evolved than those who “haven’t done the work”.
We act like we are neutral, kind, and compassionate.
This doesn’t mean I don’t work on loving myself more, nor does it mean I don’t trust myself. This is not to say I dismiss myself either. It just means I need to check myself. I’m in this to feel good, and to find success, through connection, not through upward lateral movement.

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