Humility is an essential ingredient in all aspects of our lives … it is foundational to … love, friendships, learning, teaching, healing, forgiving, happiness, growing ….
I would like to share these brief jottings and quotes on this spiritual gift!
What do the spiritual teachers and role models say of this quality?
Master Choa Kok Sui (MCKS founder of Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga) says“Humility is connected with knowing your strong points and knowing your weak points....
The moment you realize you can do certain things and you cannot do many things, you develop humility.”
“When there is deep humility and gratitude, the energy will flow through you; you will be empowered; you can then manifest the divine plan.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama“To counter one’s arrogance or pride, you need to reflect upon shortcomings in you that can give rise to a sense of humility. For example, you can think about all the things in the world about which you are completely ignorant.”
Saint Teresa of Avila (5th Century Catholic Mystic)
"If our humility is true, it is accompanied by an interior peace and joy ... far from being disturbing or depressing the soul, it enlarges it and makes it fit to serve God better".
Saint Augustine (4th Century Christian Theologian)
“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility’.
Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that .. humility liberates you from false perceptions about the world and the intentions of others.
What are some starting steps to cultivate humility?
- Observe and reflect on your faults and shortcomings
- Look at everyone and everything as a manifestation of the Divine
Humility is also connected with the practice of loving-kindness, generosity, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity.Humility along with compassion, generosity and wisdom are all part of the enlightened state.
If you would like to explore this matter more I offer individual consultations, mentoring, meditation groups and MCKS Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga courses and workshops
Contact us – here at our centre. Mob 0418 217 193