As we move through the book, the next topic we come to is humility. You may ask, what is humility? For me, it is a feeling of warmth, for when felt, it is a warm glow inside.
It is interesting to note that courage and humility are two tools to use when discovering the resiliency and beauty of your spirit, which is what we’re all about on this blog. Both require action on your part.
So, what is humility? It is the state of being humble – the absence of pride or self-assertion. It is not the same as humiliation, which is what I first thougt it was. Oh, no. It is much more pleasing a feeling, not negative at all.
Humility is having or showing a consciousness of one’s defects or shortcomings. It is the display of modesty. When practiced, you feel neither small nor large, but right-sized.
Why is it an action word? Why does it require action on your part? Well, you make the conscious choice to incorporate its practice into your life and then you take action to put that choice into practice. You learn to neither tout or brag about your accomplishments nor minimize yourself. You demonstrate and practice self-love.
You see the blessings and gifts you have been given and give thanks for them. You can give credit to a power greater than yourself for their presence. See how trust ties in here? It’s all related…
You take action by participating in your blessings and gifts as you engage in what you have been given, in your talents. When you do this, there is a warmth that emanates from deep within. There is a deep appreciation of self and the power that gave you what you are. When you practice humility, there is a deep feeling of peace and joy.
What are your gifts and talents for which you are humble? How do you feel your humility? Is it a wonderful glow of warmth, like the warmth of the brass in the photograph? I invite you to share with us what it’s like for you.