The freedom of not being "important"

The more selflessness we express, the more we feel the pure joy that comes from God alone.

I Once read about a prominent person, engaged in very important work, who was overwhelmed by responsibility and fear of failure, until another person whom he highly respected said to him, "Oh, you aren't so important!" Instantly the inflated sense of self collapsed, and the man had no more trouble.

Sometimes even the best of people unknowingly take on a mistaken sense of importance—a view of themselves as personal egos working apart from God, burdened with responsibility. But this isn't really the true nature of man.

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