Injured pride

We are proud of what we know
Proud of what we have achieved
We boast with pride
Woe betide anyone who hurts that pride
We react hurt
We strike back
Without realising
That pride is a relative of our ego

When we put pride aside
We become humble
Begin to understand
What hurts us and why
Is a bitter medicine
To break through the armour of our pride

Are we ready for it?
Are we ready to look beyond ourselves?
Instead of clinging to pride?

DidiArtist, 04.12.2021

Making decisions

Between good and bad
There is a small bridge
It is our choice
Which way we take

Sometimes we do not know
If good is bad
And bad is good
We may decide wrongly

We are convinced our side is correct
Are not really weighing pros and contras
Does my decision only help me
Or does it help others or both

Injustice cannot be justified by silence
For silence means consent
Do we condemn when we speak the truth
If thereby enlightenment is procured?

To be accused of condemnation
Is it a tool of defense, of attack
To oppose the truth
To refuse to believe it?

Sometimes we have to decide
Even if the mind is hurt
But the soul remains untouched
Only pride feels hurt

Between good and bad
There is a small bridge
It is our choice
Which way we take…

DidiArtist, 03.12.2021

Effects of a false pride

How many times our necks were broken
Due to our false pride
Because we are not ready
To give in
To overcome our stubborness…

DidiArtist, 14.01.2022

Wounded pride

 

 

How it is possible to understand higher mathematics
If the foundation is missing…

On how many misunderstandings do we build our knowledge
And hold on tight to it…

Then when hearing the truth
We cannot accept it and are offended…

We prefer ignorance and old habits
Instead of questioning them…

It is our pride to admit
That we made mistakes…

Because everything that is in fashion seems right to us
Inducing us to do our best to copy everything…

Well, we’re more sheep than we think
If a sheep runs into the fire
Then all the others run after it…

Who can handle the truth…?

DidiArtist, 16.07.2020

 
 

Fear and ignorance

We defend our point of view
And equate it
With the point of view of others
Without knowing it

It is a protective measure
To continue to go in the direction
That brings us joy and sorrow
Worldly pleasures, disappointments

It is our pride and ego
Not allowing us
To accept another point of view
That rises above doubt and ignorance

It is the trust in the old familiar
Fear of the new way
Fear of having made a mistake
Which is difficult to overcome

For as long as we do not really know something
We do not grant this knowledge to another person
We feel hurt
When new truths oppress us

It is not the knowledge of being better
Compared to other lifestyles
It is a knowledge of humility, not of boasting
What we see normally in the world

Knowledge of practice is required, not theory
Where all the world theorises
Not realising how to live the truth
Instead, faith is followed blindly – in ignorance

It is our lack
Longing for the truth
Leading it through muddy grounds
Instead of living, experiencing it for ourselves

We run after fashion
Do not question it
Do not know its impact, essence
Blindly follow our herd instinct

Ignorance is our biggest problem
Build truth on half-truth, ignorance
And defend our point of view
As if it were the truth…

Truth is beyond fashion, beyond herd instinct
It has no will to offend
But only to be true
It is in the hands of God

God offers it to us
But we reject it
Choose the way of worldly pleasures
In which we are drifting

Like a raft on an endless sea…

DidiArtist, 26.04.2022

Ego and Pride

He who considers himself a good person
Ego and pride speak from him
Usually, he is unaware of it….

DidiArtist, 28.01.2022

Develop humanity

Every country has its pride
Of its own culture
Proud of its achievement

But our pride
Of being a human being
Should be higher
Then the pride of the country

Then we begin
To respect every human being
To appreciate and love

But first, we need to evolve
To become true human beings
To share humanity with each other…

DidiArtist, 13.02.2022

Love from different viewpoints

Pride is to be in love with oneself
Compassion is love for others
Oneness is love for all and everything
Is love for God…

DidiArtist, 19.11.2021

Where we stand

Sometimes we hold on to a straw
We think it is our true home
And overlook that we are once again deceived

We stretch out our feelers everywhere only to discover the truth
And overlook that we are like a fish in water
Seeking the water, the ocean

We think we have found the truth
In the jungle fight of this world
Have a thousand irons in the fire
To make sure
That one of them is the truth
And overlook our own ignorance

We fearfully flee into thousands of directions
Losing the one direction
That leads us to the truth
Unconsciously patting ourselves on the back
What we do, think, and know
By mixing it all together
And fail to see that we are not true to ourselves

When we can let go of ourselves
Then the gate to the truth opens
The gate to our own Self…

DidiArtist, 24.11.2021

Thumb on other people

Pride and bossiness make a man
Who does not know himself
He loses himself in boasting
Wants approval and control over others

My pity is with him….

DidiArtist, 28.10.2021

We are blind towards ourselves

Would we see the mistakes we make
How many times a day would we have to apologise

Would we see why we do or say something
We would see our selfish motives

Would we see how we treat other people
Our pride in ourselves would leave us

Would we see how we treat ourselves
Our theatre towards ourselves would end

Would we see how we struggle to gain advantages
Our self-respect would be at rock bottom

Would we see what we are doing with our lives
Would we be ashamed to the core

Would we see where our attention goes
We would perceive wasted time

Would we see the meaning of our life
We would become a different person….

DidiArtist, 06.08.2021

Flattering Pride

After every good deed
Our pride flatters

May pride and ego stay away
As well our knowledge
Of having done something good….

DidiArtist, 06.28.2021

Kind of blindness

Pride in oneself
Keeps away any gratitude
Leads to know everything better
Compares itself with the rest of the world
Puts the own person high
And keeps others low…

There is a lack of courage
To admit that…

DidiArtist, 15.06.2021

Ego needs applause

 

We say we want to share
But our ego is tricky
Wants to be heard and seen
Needs you, wherever you are

We fly in lies
Cheat ourselves
Are identified
With the mind

Our good words and deeds
Need ears and eyes
To caress our ego
To be proud

Silence has no witness
A way to overcome
Separation, illusion
A vortex without an echo

DidiArtist, 25.02.2012

 

Surrender of the proud intellect

Only when we deeply have understood
That we cannot understand everything
The river bows to the ocean…

DidiArtist, 03.07.2021

Compassion and Love

 

 

A bad person sees
Only himself in the reflection
As an expression of his ego

A good person sees
Himself and others in the reflection
As an expression of pride

A person without ego and pride sees
Only the others in the reflection
As an expression of compassion and love

DidiArtist, 05.06.2021

 
 

Pride or primitivity?

 


 

As long as we threaten ourselves with weapons:
In thoughts, words, and deeds –
Until then, we can “proudly”
Call ourselves as primitive species…

The technique may be ready for us
But are we mature enough for it…?

Spiritually we are still underdeveloped
That is why we behave so primitively…

DidiArtist, 14.09.2019

 
 

 

Virus: Ego and Mind

 

 

Ego and mind of a man
Is like a virus
It needs a host
To multiply his power through:

Money, selfishness, pride, greed,
Attachment – packed in wishes

Detachment is the solution

Even from oneself
To be one…Self…

This virus is spreading around the world
May we all find a serum against it

DidiArtist, 30.03.2020

 
 

 

Anger and fury

 

 

Anger controls
Controls thoughts
Deeds, words
Sets on fire

Anger closes eyes
Sees things
In blindly rage
That are not there

In Anger – house in flames
Attempt to extinguish them
With burning oily thoughts, words
Throwing them wildly around
When pride feels offended

Intention to hurt, to react
To judge in conflicts – blindly, unfairly
Not knowing the one
Who should be hurt

Anger, a game: eye for eye
Tooth for tooth
Which should not have
Our participation

To stay calm is the answer
To be untouched, unaffected
Not willing to fall for the trap
In this game of mind

Opposite: When someone throws words
Let us send back: Thoughts
Of compassion, of sympathy
Kindness, good wishes, of love

DidiArtist, 24.07.2017

 
 
 

Arrogance and Pride

 

 

If we believe
To have tamed our mind
That we smile at
Then it is our mind
That smiles in our face

Another mask
A mirror of our thoughts
Prisoners of our mind…

DidiArtist, 11.03.2020

 
 

Wounded Pride

 

 

How it is possible to understand higher mathematics
If the foundation is missing…

On how many misunderstandings do we build our knowledge
And hold on tight to it…

Then when hearing the truth
We cannot accept it and are offended…

We prefer ignorance and old habits
Instead of questioning them…

It is our pride to admit
That we made mistakes…

Because everything that is in fashion seems right to us
Inducing us to do our best to copy everything…

Well, we’re more sheep than we think
If a sheep runs into the fire
Then all the others run after it…

Who can handle the truth…?

DidiArtist, 16.07.2020