It is so good to be able to write again. I have 5 posts that did not upload and lost all formatting. But tonight looks like I may be back in business. If you are reading this, you will know I was successful! If you see several posts come through in a short time, you will know my reformatting is underway!
Today I got thinking about these two words. I don’t want to preach and teach. I really want to let you know that I was intrigued by where they play into each other.
I often find that in ignorance, I make arrogant statements. That, of course, is not something I say lightly or proudly. When we speak of things we do not truly know in a way that casts judgment or is presented with an attitude of superiority or a desire to influence, I am learning to hear myself and pause.
I want to live with a generous heart and spirit in my words, attitudes, and actions. I want to ensure my heart is humble and my words are honest. I would rather say I do not understand or I can not imagine than make assumptions. I want to be curious about people and spaces I feel strongly about. I want to learn. I want to lead with kindness. I want to create space for all people.
Do you ever find that arrogance and ignorance intersect in your statements and conversations. I believe it is an area where frequent self-assessment is needed. May we all continue to keep an open heart to how we can change and grow.