Humility and Arrogance
When I first started on my path of spiritual development, enlightenment and self-discovery, my motivation was my own selfishness. Because, my life's experiences were so much more devastating than anyone else in the universe. I began to search for and find spiritual healing groups and teachers. My pain was so unique that I needed to be healed in the spiritual sense more than anybody.
Now, many years later, I can see how incredibly arrogant my approach to enlightenment truly was. I was a taker...a receiver of light and love. Sure, I would hold space and call upon the Divine for others, but I was actually doing this to help with my own personal development...I was selfish. When someone would tell me, "Thank you, I feel lighter and more open." My response inevitably was, "You're welcome." The height of arrogance.
I did not help nor heal anyone. Any relief or comfort I was credited with was real, but did not come from me. It came from the Divine Love and Healing Light of the Universe.
As I continue on my path, I have discovered a critical lesson that I skipped, or ignored...Humility. How did I miss this? I considered Humility to be for the weak and meek. I was wrong. It is for everyone to discover and implement in their lives. It will help everyone to feel the real, spiritual and physical connection that we all share.
Maybe you all learned this lesson when the time was right for you, and I am behind the eight ball. For those who have yet to experience the truth and calming peace of a humble act, here is an easy and rewarding start:
Do or say something kind toward another without the expectation of getting something in return. If you expect something for your act of kindness, you will be disappointed.
The type of kindness you choose to share is up to you, of course. It can be as simple as offering someone a compliment or encouragement. It can also be deciding that you do not always have to be right. Or, take the mean widow lady down the road a cord of wood to help keep her warm this winter.
I have never been a warm and fuzzy guy, but the warmth I feel by humbling myself is very cool. Get it? I will never say "You're welcome" again when thanked for something I did not do.Filed under: Spiritual, Humility, Arrogance
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