my problems – my pride

“It’s mine, that’s why.” Pride is a shifty emotion. For we don’t only feel proud of our accomplishments, we also get really hooked into being subtly proud of our problems.We feel so special for having them. This pitfall on the path to freedom may take the form of feeling proud of having prevailed even with the problem, proud of having borne it for so long, or proud of having a problem that is unique to us alone.
Keep an eye open for pride. Look at your problems as you release on them, and check to see if you feel they make you “special.” If you find any pride and you can honestly admit it and let it go, then you’ll find yourself free to let go of the problem, too.

This is from “The Sedona Method” by Hale Dwoskin – a marvelous book I use to practice the Course and refresh the Coursish terms. The Sedona Method goes so very well with the practice of the Course for me.

Please note that nothing written here is intended as medical advice. Readers who think that they need help with a physical or psychological condition are advised to seek a qualified opinion.

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