“In the story of the Pharisee and the publican praying in the temple, the one felt rich in spirit—egotistical; the other felt “poor in spirit”—humble. One was self-sufficient; the other was teachable and truth-seeking. The poor in spirit seek for goals of spiritual wealth—for God. And such seekers after truth do not have to wait for rewards in a distant future; they are rewarded now. They find the kingdom of heaven within their own hearts, and they experience such happiness now.” [UB, 140:5:7]
Thought Adjuster: “When Jesus spoke about the poor in spirit, he did not mean the witless but was bringing attention to a desirable attitude conducive to a rich spiritual life. Only the humble at heart are teachable, as they candidly admit to their ignorance and deficiencies and are eager to make up for these lacks.
Condescending individuals are so self-imbued that they leave no room for the Divine to work wonders in their hearts. Their spiritual entitlement and oversized egos jeopardize the maturation of their spiritual self—rightfully identified as the higher self, not the lesser one.
How teachable are you? Your receptivity to higher input cannot but enhance the quality of your human experience. How could the Great IQ whose you are the brain-child steer you toward the happy fulfillment of your glorious destiny if you lend a deaf ear to Its best-intended suggestions?”