Be thankful this day for humility.
As a collective we are very proud, yet as individuals we are filled with ego. This is the reason why most of us fail to have meaningful relationships, successful businesses, and most importantly, be who we know we are. Our competitive nature gets in the way of all we know. We feel we always have to impress someone, attempt be more than what we appear to be or know. How do we know what to be or who to be? I say sit quietly in stillness and you'll know. The ones who are aware or humbled see pass the illusion created by impressor. I'm not saying it's not good to have healthy competition, just be aware of the attached ego. As a teenager I was always told there is always someone better than me. Of course those of you, who know me intimately, knew how cocky and arrogant I was in my youth.
Then I received a good lesson of humility. Example, I was the fastest teenager in my school for three years. I ran track won most of meets and was offered a partial scholarship to run. Then I was a junior and caption, track season came around and not worried about my spot on the team. On the first day of practice, there was a freshman who was pretty fast, so I challenged him and lost. My ego and reputation was bruised. I was no longer the fast person in school. As the season went on, I learned the freshman couldn't hold his top speed for long, but I could. Needless to say close to the end of the season we raced again and I won.
This taught me how to be a gracious loser. With each humbling lesson in my life, my ego lessened and became prideful of me. There is a difference between ego and having pride. Ego is a knee jerk reaction to a unpleasant comment you have to defend or having a lack of self esteem to replace true confidence. Pride is where you feel proud of an accomplishment you worked hard for coming from the true heart. In essence humility is the counter energy of having too much ego. Being humble allows us to see the world as it truly is, without the man created illusions. All the Johns' and Janes’ eventually learned how to truly appreciate themselves by not keeping up with the Jones'. By no means am I saying just because you are humbled, you should live a meager life. Some of the most successful people in the world are humble.
Being humble means you are aware of yourself, your talents, the world and how to serve humanity. Humility opens up new doors once locked by our stubbornness. How do we become more humble and serve the world to create Heaven on Earth? Listen to voice of consciousness and let it be your guide to fulfill the everlasting passion filled purpose.
Be thankful this day and everyday for the lessons to make us more aware of life.
Be thankful this day and everyday for the success coming from a humbled nature.
Be thankful this day and everyday for the Heaven we created on Earth by being humble and grateful.