The Benefit of Looking Up to Others


“As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on thing and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

2017-06-21T20:12:43+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on The Benefit of Looking Up to Others

A Greater Intelligence

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.

2017-06-15T21:55:09+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Comments Off on A Greater Intelligence

Mother Theresa on Humility


“To speak as little as possible of one’s self.
To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.
To pass over the mistakes of others.
To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.
To be kind and gentle even under provocation. “

2017-06-12T19:06:30+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Mother Theresa on Humility

Apology

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.

Rosemary Trommer

2017-06-05T21:11:56+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Apology