When thinking about pride, I remember that the last time I wrote that I was proud of the life I was creating for myself in the moment. To be honest, this question again seems less relevant to my life now. I begin to realize that during this round each step of the blogging challenge actually challenges me not to “bash” the prompts from the understanding I now have about life. From the other side, that is the main purpose for me to join (besides re-vitalizing my blog again): see what has changed, how I have evolved over the last 9 months (hey, that’s about the time it takes for one cell to become a baby! :) )
We feel proud when we think proud thoughts of us. The question is, who is “me” that I am about to think following this prompt? From the understanding I had before, the discussion would go about the person, about the identity, about the achievements, about the actions and results. The trouble I have with relating to that question now, is that that identity is but an illusion, which lives in our mind and the mind of others (plus, it is very different, dependent on whose mind we would peek into).
The true “me” is the intelligence of life, the Big Mind, the Universe. That “me” is infinite and can take pride already in that it is all-that-is. The particulars, specifics, details do not matter, because they remain a part of all-that-is, they come from Nothing and into Nothing they go.
Surprisingly, this leads me to a very similar answer as the last time: I am proud of what is now. I am proud of where I am, what I know, what I do, what I think of, with whom I get to spend time (when I get to spend time with people). I am proud of feelings of love and peace that I am getting back in touch with more and more often. I am proud of the levels of clarity and understanding that I have reached.
I am proud of recognizing the simplicity of life (at the level that I do now) and proud of seeing The Three Principles at a certain depth. Of knowing that it is endless where I can go, and not being in any rush to reach any destination in knowledge.