All tagged humility

You are good to me

I think of the people in my life and how good they continue to be to me. I can only hope that I return that gift in some way, shape, or form for you. Know that you are always in my prayers and I wish you success in whatever you do and am always there to help brush you off when you fall.

Consider for a Moment

I would like to think that as we progress in life and enter the later stages of it, we begin to look back on how we lived our lives. Whether you want to admit it or not I would also venture to guess that we think of how we are going to be remembered. It is hard not to. I do not believe you can think of your past without considering how it is going to affect the future, even a future that does not include you within it.

Words

As we journey through this first week of Lent, I'd like to take a moment and reflect on the emotional thread that runs through our lives and everything we do. The thing is we tiptoe down this delicate strand and forces all around us push one way or another, so much so that falling is inevitable. So many of us try to throw our balance the other way, talk back, do and say things we don't mean to try and tip the scales, so we don't fall. It rarely ever works, and the fall is often much more painful that it would have been at the outset.

Sunday Reflection VI

If you keep up with my daily letters, you most likely have noticed a theme towards the end of the week that revolves around ego. I'd like to visit that a bit today and make it a part of your challenge and something to meditate on this coming week. What if I were to tell you that the larger your ego becomes, the emptier you become. Why do we have this desire to fill ourselves up with all of these things that we can never take with us when we die? Why do we have a need to know everything and anything?

What is with the ego?

What if for a moment you were to place yourself at the bottom of the ladder and everyone else above you? What do you envision might happen? What if you did this same thing each and every hour for the rest of your life but always added a second? You'd eventually get to the point where you would be putting everyone else above you at all times. Now imagine a world in which everyone did this same exact thing. Bliss.

Adventures in Teaching III & IV

Whether it is a group of college-aged students, adults or middle-schoolers even attempting to think the scales of knowledge tip mostly towards the professor would be an incorrect assessment. While the teacher might hold a specific greater knowledge about the particular lesson that is taught the students possess knowledge about a slew of other things that perhaps might prove invaluable. Therefore the proctor should never hold themselves in too high of esteem as to not be able to listen to the crowd of voices and the knowledge it contains. An open mind can usually correlate a classroom lesson to a happening in life where an equal or greater lesson was also learned.

Humility.

Whether you believe in God or not I challenge you to turn down your ego and allow humility to reign throughout your life, think before you speak, question before you act and love before you hate. For if we do even one of these things the effect will be a ripple across this universe that will plant the seed that is love and as long as we cultivate it we'll be able to benefit from all the fruits it will bear.