Saturday, October 2, 2010

on humility

  (note: Both the quotes are again from Mother Teresa.  Still reading through that book.)
"All that has been said about humility....all that you have read about humility is not enough to teach you humility.  You learn humility only by accepting humiliations.  And you will meet humiliation all through your life."
There have been moments in the last couple of days when I find myself thinking through something I've said (or multiple things, let's be honest here) or even something someone has said to me/about me.  Then I want to go back and clarify it, just in case it came off wrong, or I want to defend that I was trying to say something else or that I am someone else and wasn't portrayed correctly.

But, in the end, a bit of humility (often in the form of feeling humiliated) teaches me.
So, I will recognize that beauty and even peace can be found in the process of...
Feeling humiliated
Accepting humility (true knowledge of self)
Accepting grace
Letting it go
Moving on 
"If you are discouraged, it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers.  Never bother about people's opinions.  Be humble and you will never be disturbed."

1 comment:

  1. Deep stuff Jamie. Now I need to go and give it further thought :).

    Love you! Good to talk yesterday.