Try and stand above others And end up on your knees.
Try to get ahead of others
And fall behind yourself.
Trying to prove yourself to others
Means you don’t know who you are.
Present a façade to the world,
And you’ll live to see it crumble.
Spiritual arrogance is a heavy burden indeed;
It looks light, but is hard to bear.
No matter how great you pretend to be
It is not as great as you truly are.
—Haven Trevino, The Tao of Healing