Humility Rocks!!!

Posted by Kristin McGriff on

Today I want to unpack this "Humble or Humility" thing. These 2 words are thrown around a lot by many but it seems to me that many folks don't seem to understand what it really means to be humble and/or live a humble life.

Websters define humble this way: "Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's own importance".  This definition implies being humble is synonymous with being, weak , unassertive or having no backbone.

True humility is far from that!  True humility to me is this:

  1. Humility is not seeing or thinking that you are better or higher than anyone else.
  2. Humility is being able to reason and deal with everyone on their own level without being prejudice.
  3. Humility is being able to admit that you are wrong and you alone do not have all the answers.
  4.  Humility is being able to humble yourself before those who are above and below you.
Humility is not thinking less of myself; it is thinking more of others. Humility offers  you complete freedom from the desire to impress, be right, or be prideful.
 
To be truly humble, you don’t have to neglect or deny yourself or your gifts. 
Truly humble people simply spend more time thinking about others than about themselves. Humility is a selfless attitude borne out of the knowledge that you are not better than anyone else.

One writer summed it up best: "As we esteem others better, we will naturally have a concern for their needs and concerns; this sort of outward looking mentality naturally leads to a unity among all people. If I am considering you above me, and you are considering me above you, a marvelous thing happens: we have a community where everyone is looked up to, and no one is looked down on.

Living a humble life isn't living a lesser or weaker life. It's actually living a life of great power and freedom!! A truly humble life is one of contentment, patience, forgiveness, and compassion.

Until next time Stay Humble and Live,Laugh & Love on PURPOSE!!


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