Don't Impress, Improve

For anyone attempting anything that could be considered impressive, there is an inbuilt temptation to do it in order to impress. It matters not who it is that you are trying to impress, be it you, God, or someone else. The act of doing something in order to impress leaves a deep impression on the soul. To imagine yourself as a impressive being will feed the latent hubris lurking in any pilgrims heart. 

We wander not to impress, but to improve. Our boon is not the applauds of the other, but our greater ability to love them. We have no guarantee that our pilgrimage will lend us this boon, but we walk and trust that the journey will work out what needs to be worked out in us.

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Dear soul, you need not impress, for you are already loved, welcomed and celebrated.