Before You SpeakBefore you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate, ask yourself, ‘Is it true?’ At the second ask, ‘Is it necessary?’ At the third gate ask ‘Is it kind? Rumi
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We err in thinking humility is self-hatred. Rather, it is thinking of others instead of yourself, understanding that the needs of others must be considered as well as your own. Humility is also giving others their due credit, not glorifying … Continue reading
“I’m sorry,” does not always mean that the person has sorrow for what he did. True sorrow can be used for honest self-examination, not morbid self-condemnation and the punishment of guilt. Let’s use, “I’m sorry” spoken with humility as a … Continue reading
Check your arrogance at the door. Do not let it follow you inside. For our inner world must be humble if we are to find the peace we seek.
K eeper of honor N ever forsakes his vows I n humility does he serve G racious and courtly is he H onest is paramount T ruth is his sword and shield.
We must ask for help, for guides must not interfere with our free will. Asking for help is also a lesson in humility, admitting that we are vulnerable. Asking is not a sign of weakness but of integrity. “Ask and … Continue reading
How does the impossible become possible? What alchemy transforms Cinderella with her coach of gold and glass slippers upon her feet? How you wear your cloak of unworthiness, like a badge of humility. He who brags about his humility is … Continue reading
Humility is not an easy concept to define, it is even harder to live. Where are the lines between self-confidence, arrogance, and humility? We must ask ourselves, “should I be, am I humble? If so, why is this important? H elp … Continue reading
Show mercy at all times. Wear the mantle of humility. Offer your hand to all who are seeking the Light. Pray for those who walk in darkness for their path is fraught with woe. Be at peace, live each moment … Continue reading
Let’s begin again. starting over with humility. Put aside pride, arrogance, and greed. Be clear about what humility truly is. It is not feeling you are not good enough, not worthy enough. So then, what is humility? One who is … Continue reading
I need more grace than I thought. A little humility can shine the light on a lot of arrogance.
My soul is on its knees even though my body can no longer kneel. Time has given me humility and gratitude. I rejoice in the beauty of life.
I do not know how to be humble; self deprecation is not the same. It seems that trying to be humble immediately makes one not humble— “Look at me—I’m the most humble person I know!” I do not know how … Continue reading
Some of these are based on the Biblical book of Solomon. #1 When a bird sees a trap set, it stays away. #2 Beware of those who sow discord. #3 Don’t talk too much for it fosters arrogance. Be sensible … Continue reading