Life allows you to see a piece of yourself in all things, or at least it offers you the opportunity. Whether you do or not is up to you.
It is not “nice” for me to extend a kind gesture to another if I do so from a genuine place, it is merely me recognizing the potentials of myself either good or bad in another. In the same vein, it is not kind to do something nice to appear good.
If you cannot recognize yourself in an egomaniac, or a self-sabotaging soul, the beauty of life is escaping you.
We are living amongst iterations and fragments of time and reality. All it takes is one misdirected choice, one spiritual attack, or one wrong thought to shift in time. You can make your way back or to a new timeline, but it takes the focus and dedication of a monk. These are not games to be played, so you are well-advised to find a healthy balance each day between bowing in humility and standing in sovereignty.
As a sovereign being, you must know that your identity which you adopted is quite different from who you are and is merely a weak vessel on the seas of high wind. It is rocking you from place to place and will move you with each wave. You are one with the ocean that moves you and the air and planets that move it.
If you cannot extend pure grace to another, then I fear you cannot extend it to yourself.
The reaction is a response that requires no thought, meditation, or self-control. It is a temporary salve for an open wound, that ends up stinging it after time.
Nothing is ours to keep, but we are to be good stewards.
We are to make wise decisions that honor the energy that was put into earning or creating something, and not just ours but the other backs it was built upon.
See we do nothing alone, so therefore we cannot claim that we are self-made, if we live in the lowest Plutonian state of our ego-self we will convince ourselves we are heroes when we really are not saving a thing, not even ourselves.
We will use props to support the idea that somehow we know a sacred secret that others don’t and are more special, yet we do not use one dollar to spread our secrets because we are afraid that they will be stolen. The reality is they are not secrets at all, they are universal truths: any of us can create whatever reality we want.
If you are afraid for someone else to create a wonderful reality too, then you happened on your reality by windfall or thievery. In which case, you know these two basic principles: if it is too good to be true, it is, and what goes around comes around.