Thursday, July 30, 2009

Humility

Humility is a strange animal; once mastered it becomes just another tool. To those struggling to achieve it, great benefits are reaped. Once mastered its value to self decreases while the benefit to others greatly expands. You have now become a rabbi, a teacher of the way. For a master to be humble, it is so effortless it no longer has the same merit as one who is still battling pride. There is a danger here of thinking one's self as enlightened. You my start off with great empathy and pity for the world, and soon find yourself looking down on others as being less than yourself.

Pride has found the back door!





It is this time and this place that matter--not some other time or place. What matters is here and now--the people here and now.

2 comments:

suZen said...

You are so right! I loved this post. I try to keep the beginner's mind with things since it has a humbling effect.

Walt said...

Danger! Danger! Will Robinson!
I feel a big head coming on.

My friends always say the nicest things. But in truth I seldom know what I'm about to write. Just as today, I seem to go into an altered state, and my hands just take over. I will have to think of some way to make penitence for the big smile you gave me. ;)