You’re thoughtful, analytical and ready to learn or prefect your craft… or possibly… yourself. So if your sense of self has become a bit too inflated… more hot air than substance… more taking for granted than taking responsibility, today reminds you to come back to the here and now, plant your feet on the ground and become a softer, humbler version of yourself… one with a common touch.
You have every right to have pride in your achievements, successes and abilities. If you’re the best… or close to it… that’s a positive thing, and no good can come from self-deprecation. But no good can come from lording it over others either. Being humble means having a sense of perspective about yourself and your real value instead of a perceived, fantasy, or promotion-based value. This doesn’t mean you don’t aim high for yourself… it means not pretending that you’ve reached the heights. It means to know without pretending to know it all. It means listening to others who might know more. It means keeping your own limitations in view. It means understanding you are in the same boat as everyone else and understanding you are in no position to judge those around you. Being humble means being tolerant, having an open heart and a listening ear. And understanding there is always more you can learn.
Often the humbler version of yourself is curtained by bravado, big talk and egotistical self-confidence that can mushroom into an attitude of entitlement, hubris, and refusal to take responsibility for you own human shortcomings. The humble man feels no jealousy-or envy. He can praise others and can hear others praised without thinking it in any way deprecates him.
Are you boasting of your own skills or status? Or are you encouraging others to be better than they are? Can you embrace being good, with an honest pride in yourself without puffing yourself up and feeling you are better than others? Can you build a healthy paradox… a humble pride which is fully honest and keeps its perspective?
The one characteristic of authentic power that most people overlook is humbleness. It is important for many reasons. A humble person walks in a friendly world. He or she sees friends everywhere he or she looks, wherever he or she goes, whomever he or she meets. His or her perception goes beyond the shell of appearance and into essence.~ Gary Zukav
Note: These daily inspirations are meant to help you understand and align your mind, body, and spirit with the unique soul vibration of each passing day.