Welcome back. I am glad you decided to stop by and visit. I have been meditating on a very powerful principle. This principle allows me to step out of my limitation and into an abundance of possibilities. I am able to throw off the fetters of suspicion and embrace the attainable. Discouragement is disbanded as an illusion of doubt. The conceivable become attainable. Apprehension is traded for hope. I am released from the pillage of perfectionism. Shame no longer dictates to me and I am able to laugh at myself. I no longer have to be right. I am free to say I don’t know. I am made strong, when I am weak.
Over the course of time, this topic has been misunderstood. Humility does not mean humiliation. Humiliation decries the human spirit. Its motive is to shame and strip the individual of self-respect and dignity. It does not seek to empower, but seeks to condemn. Humiliation seeks to disparage and minimize the individual at their very core. Humility on the other hand seeks to empower through meekness.
Humility sets me free to accept my finite human limitations without fear of reprisal. Through recognizing my own finite human limitations, I can accept myself today as a work in progress. Prior to this awareness I berated myself on a daily basis. I felt trapped by shame. I believed that my efforts remained inadequate. In actuality, I believed that I was defective at my core. In my attempts to quite the voice of humiliation, I labored to measure up to the voice of expectation. The voice of humiliation demanded that I strive through my shame to satisfy the expectations that were demanded of me, Therefore, I could not think about being humble. Humiliation, rather than humility reinforced my sense of shame and inadequacy. This distorted perception held me captive to the belief that my efforts could never quite measure up.
I now believe that humility allows my best efforts to be good enough for today. Through maintaining this belief, I am able to focus on excellence with each new day. In this pursuit, I no longer need to need to fixate or place undue stress on my efforts. I have come to realize that perfection is an unrealistic notion. Excellence on the other hand involves a process of attempts with ongoing adjustments. Through recognizing this distinction, I have come to understand that life is filled with benevolent learning opportunities. As I maintain this attitude, I am able to see that these choices provide opportunities to stay humble, as I learn. Humility is at the foundation of true greatness.
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