Keeping my balance

Pride and humility have been two elements that have had a tenuous a tug-of-war battle of sorts in my life. Strangely enough, they have experienced difficulty with their co-existence, much to my dismay.

In my life I have had a heavy servings of pride, but not unlike a child with a mandate to eat his vegetables; I have chosen to sneer, purse my lips and fold my arms at the prospect of walking in tandem with humility. “I don’t wanna!” Is what I seemed to say…

As time elapses I’ve been privy to a host of watershed moments that have been instrumental in the embrace of the realization; that I’m not as smart as I think.

My Grandmother is always apt to say “That sometimes we are so smart, that we’re stupid”. Knowing this is nothing short of liberating, but taking the next step towards implementation is fraught with risk.

On the contrary…

It is the pride in the lessons that humility have imparted that guides our steps and ensures; empowerment instead of failure.

The Pride and Humility balance is what I’ve been searching for….

I haven’t kept my balance on a consistent basis.


That is the true definition of the PH balance … Forget about your dandruff, Head & Shoulders won’t help you here, this goes deeper than that.



  1. Teri Karl says:

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award. 🙂 Please read my post on it to answer my questions and pass it along.


  2. Thanks for sharing…a lot of us can relate. Introspection is it’s own form of balance though (people that don’t have that trait seem to be even more unbalanced- in my observation).


    1. shunpwrites says:

      Well said Candace, but what a learning curve it is!


  3. Pride and humility…. whew, that’s a big one. Acknowledging the need and making a dedicated choice to be that are half the battle. consider it won! But never forgetting. Thanks for the reminder. I needed that. Great post!

    This just in: your blog is awesome!


    1. shunpwrites says:

      Thanks for the dialogue and especially thank you for your kind words Dee. I truly appreciate it!


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