Through my years I have wallowed in darkness. My soul was blocked off from the Light of God. A simple attitude of judgment shuts off all sources of reprieve. When I place myself in a position of imagined righteousness, I quickly begin to judge other humans as unkind, unintelligent, evil, selfish, immoral, etc… With my ego bloated and my attention focused on how others benefit me, I cannot be of maximum service to others.
On the other hand, on the days when I can direct all my energy toward helping others and following God's Will for me, my self-centeredness begins to deflate. Slowly, the God's Light shines through my walls and my spirit begins to shimmer.