Wednesday, November 26, 2014

5) Virtue #2 – Humbleness

Humility oftentimes conjures up images of weakness, submissiveness, and fear. But this is a false idea of humility. Real humility is a sign of strength, authentic confidence, and courage. 

To really love others, you must express humbleness. Humility can’t be cultivated or developed, it is probably one of the most difficult virtues to attain. Pride is the exact opposite of humility and because pride is instilled in us from a very young age, it became part of our thinking, our whole being.

Our life as it is now, consists of competing. Competing for a better job, a better house, more money, better clothes, our whole existence revolves around always trying to get to the next materialistic goal, in order for us to feel proud of ourselves and the hunger for recognition from others. And failing to achieve these materialistic goals, results in unhappiness and depression.

Humility is the absence of pride. Pride functions only when comparing others to yourself. Don’t base your self-worth on how you stack up to others. Instead, focus on living a life of your authentic self. “True humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less”

Messengers of The Way is a community of equals – we don’t see ourselves as better or as worse than others. When we are all equal, then there’s no place for pride in our lives. 

Our community serves each other and we break down the barriers that separate people and put the rich over the poor, the able-bodied over the disabled, the literate over the illiterate, the strong over the weak.


The path to your authentic self is paved with humility.

2 comments:

  1. I take things like honor and loyalty seriously. It's more important to me than any materialistic thing or any fame I could have. See the link below for more info.


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  2. Those look interesting. Keep posting.

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