Christian Wiman, nationally recognized poet and writer from Snyder, Texas wrote in ‘My Bright Abyss:’
“I once believed in some notion of pure ambition, which I defined as an ambition for the work rather than for oneself. But now? If a poet’s ambition were truly for the work and nothing else, he would write under a pseudonym, which would not only preserve that pure space of making but free him from the distractions of trying to forge a name for himself in the world…So long as your ambition is to stamp your existence upon existence, your nature on nature, then your ambition is corrupt and you are pursuing a ghost.”
I too have noticed that there can be pride in trying to be humble and unnoticed. We cannot trick our conscience for very long. Hidden hiding called humility is as unwanted as bad breath. It might be time for some TicTac reality.
“But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Jesus