We develop humility when we recognize the limitations of the ego-oriented mind to know the truth. We may see how influenced the mind is by its desires, by the things it thinks will give rise to happiness.
Ultimately, we will all see that the mind is meant to be an instrument of a much greater intelligence, and when the mind is guided by that spiritual source of wisdom within, great things can happen.
Sometimes I forget that you
are already whole. I imagine
that I might fix you. I apologize
for this. It rises not from what
you’ve done, but from my lack
of grace. In the riverbed, look,
not a single rock is out of place.
In the field, every blade of grass
is exactly where it’s supposed to be.
I can tell myself this—but
I have not learned the art
of leaning into the world
exactly as it is. I make up exceptions.
I make up my rules. I think
I know something. And then
I trip on my certainty,
my pretty shoulds lose all their feathers.
Oh this practice,
it disarms us so perfectly,
this practice of loving each other.