Self-idolizing – the pride rooted in the heart. At the moment in which we will slip on this slope of self-idolizing, we get to fall in love so much of our person, that we make of her an idol, to whom we will sacrifice everything.
In such moments, we see only ourselves
The only thing that interests us is our ego, the ideas of others about us, our reputation, and the modalities that we adopt to improve it. We got the impression that we are the center of the Earth, and everyone else exists only to serve us, to admire us, to congratulate us, and to spread everywhere our fame.
Really we think to thank God for the gifts received
We use them just to prove ourselves and to the others that we are the best. When we sin through pride, we forget our condition of creatures, and almost we deny it. We end up through the resemblance with Lucifer, refusing to thank God.
We isolate ourselves in the ridiculous adoration toward ourselves until the day in which we discover with fear our mistake.
Blaise Pascal described self-idolizing as follows
“The ego is worthy of hatred, is unfair in itself because he thinks he is the center of all things. Those who write against false pride are proud to have written it well. Those who read them are proud of the fact to be read. Me, who I write these can I have the same desire.”
If the man would remove the self-idolizing and would accept himself as he is, he would realize that his ego is full of faults.
The ego, wants the man to be big, but he is small, wants him happy, but he is unhappy, wants him perfect, but he is full of imperfection, wants him to be the object of love and respect of the people, but he sees that his flaws bring him only their contempt.
Therefore, if we want to have a happy life, let’s present ourselves in front of the world just as we are, with good and bads.
Let’s remove this self-idolizing, which does nothing else than to disturb our existence even if we are the most intelligent people in the world.