Living the Virtues Series: Humility in Life

November 15, 2014

Humilty in Life

      Do you associate humility as a strong virtue in your life experiences? How does it come out in your perceptions? When you experience humility in life, you recognize that on a certain level, what you really know isn’t all that much. Life is so full of lessons. I think this quote by George Arliss really sums it up skillfully: “Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.” At a certain point in your life, if you want to reach a higher state of awareness, you will concede to humility because you understand the wisdom behind it’s lessons.


      Humility is the only true wisdom. That is a statement! So how would you prepare your mind for the wisdom of humility? You only have a small scope of what is going on in the world and most often, you project certain things into your life based on worries, fears, resentments, attitudes, beliefs, and this can only cloud your ability to see wisdom for what it’s truly worth. Not only are you seeing a tiny drop of universal wisdom and knowledge, but then throw in all your preconceived notions and concocted half-truths and you’ve got one heck of a blind spot!

      Throughout our lives, we are told that in order to be successful, we need to be the highest achiever, loudest singer, promote yourself, boast of your successes, etc. The culture in this day in age has created mountains of conceited arrogance. Make no mistake though. Humility does not equate to self-loathing, self-hatred, or self-worth. Humility gives you a clear vantage point. It changes your perspective. It removes the blind spots so you can see a world of clarity in which the meanings and wisdoms of life are there for you to discern.

       Get to a place where you realize that there is a power greater than yourself in which there are no coincidences. Prepare your mind for chances and changes in life. Prepare your attitude for humility and you will begin to see possibilities around every corner. Being resistant creates anxiety, but by practicing humility, you get to a place where you’re cognizant of the fact that humility has the power to teach you a lesson. Go through the flow of life with an openness, even though you do not know what the benefits will be. Be open to the energies, the changes, the lessons. Life is a great experience.

      “Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.” The more you practice humility, the more clarity you will receive. You will experience greater peace and happiness. But without deliberate intention and practice, you will not achieve a state of humility. As with all Living the Virtues Series blog posts, it comes with truth nuggets. These positive affirmations are meant to be used daily in order to implement each virtue into your life. Your affirmations for humility in life are: “Each day I practice humility.” “I open myself up to possibilities.” “I try to be more aware of the wisdom that each lesson in life can teach.” “I am aware of my successes but choose to look at them from a humble perspective.” “I consciously make an effort to let go of my ego.” “I do not gloat about successes but am grateful for them.” “I walk in humbleness.” Remember to practice these daily. Then, if you have the courage, make one up on your own with something you know you need to work on. Thanks for reading. InJoy your day!

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