Definitions: (1) able to maintain oneself without outside aid; capable of providing for one’s own needs; (2) having confidence in one’s own resources or powers
Balancing Qualities: Open-hearted, Open-minded
Too Far: The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only. — Joseph Wood Krutch (1893–1970) American author & naturalist
Comment: One of God’s sweetest (and hardest) gifts is the free will to believe we are self-sufficient, individually and collectively. Yet that freedom my prevent the selfish person from realizing there is a conduit to the Infinite designed only to enhance our appreciation, creativity, and freedom.
How to Live This Quality Today: Wash the dishes. Sweep the floor. Vacuum the rug.