wisteria hanging from the pergola

Self Appreciation

When one endeavours one should take a certain pride in the work that one tries to do.
It would be wrong then to attempt to inflate ones own appreciation of self in such a way so that it might become imbalanced. At the same time, it should be appreciated that in attempting to do the work, one should have a sense of pride in what one achieves. Without this sense of pride, in balance, one would not be able to fulfil the work to its full potential and one would underestimate the full value of the work to be done. So one keeps the balance, one does not over-inflate the personal appreciation of oneself but merely takes pride and a certain joy in fulfilling work to be done, which is often very necessary.

Dictated by Paddina in September 2006.