By abel On Monday, May 03 rd, 2010 · no Comments · In


Excerpt of a talk by Mark Griffin…


Arrogance is a psychological posture that serves as a defense mechanism of the ego. You cut yourself off from reality by defining a situation in a way that glosses over its true nature so you don’t have to deal with it. You generate a definition of a situation so that you can control it, cause the world to serve you in some way. By placing this template onto a situation, reality is displaced; you override and blur the simple suchness of a situation that is always vivid and apparent.

The immediate antidote to arrogance is humility. Humility is one of the greatest tools of dharma, the great Tai Chi; you are listening to what the great light is saying and aligning yourself with that, without presupposition, without agenda. This listening and sensitivity unveils the presence of truth in any situation. By aligning with the infinite light of creation to the depths that you can observe it, you serve it, and you will find that all situations and circumstances will naturally unfold through and around you, annihilating all false agendas of the personal will.