“Look at a flower. Irrespective of who comes by, the flower gives fragrance.” – A spiritual healer.
Hello friends, have you ever come across arrogant people and what is your reaction towards those sorts of person? Generally they are looked at with derision and dislike. One prefers to avoid any interaction with such people who blow their own trumpets. When we were kids, my mother used to say,”If a flower has a good fragrance , it’s bound to spread without any need for it to be advertised.”
Yet, in today’s world of instant gratification, some people seem to have no time nor patience to wait for people to acknowledge their virtues, they would go on relentlessly to tell the world about their proud possession of a good quality, physical attributes or material wealth. People who otherwise might have liked to admire it, distance themselves from the person for their arrogance and show off attitude.
If we take the example of a tree laden with sweet fruit, it’s always bent down humbly rather than flashing it’s branches in the air to make people see. People would automatically get attracted to it, taste the fruits and praise from the core of their heart.
If you look at persons of extraordinary caliber like Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet or Parag Agarwal the newly annointed CEO of Twitter, they are so down to earth and humble. People took note of their inherent qualities and they have reached the pinnacle of their career on sheer dint of their capabilities.
Arrogance is the malaise, which turns the person lonely, who happens to suffer from it, by just being constantly in conflict with others. People feel scared to connect with them, this forced loneliness make them more unhappy and angrier than before.
Only an honest self retrospection can make an arrogant person realise their short coming, then only the rectification process can truly begin. It mainly depends on a fine balancing act between the toughness of mind and softness of the heart, the practise of which may be a life long process.
Friends , the one who has succeeded to strike a balance between the practical mind and emotional heart can easily achieve the heights of success, one has aspired for. Working in cross purposes of the two potent energy could throw a person off balance, with a danger of falling face down instead of rising high.
A little infusion of meditation in our daily lives is the panacea to cure any bouts of arrogance or pride we seem to be nurturing within ourselves. We must do our respective jobs sincerely and let people decide if one is worthy of adulation or not.
I think it’s far better that few people genuinely like you than more people singing false praise of you for their own selfish reasons. Knowing and cultivating a real you should be the way forward.