The world would benefit if we were all a bit more authentically humble, for this living is a joint affair. It’s an agreement to exist together and to work together and dare I say thrive together. I won’t just tolerate you. I see you. I feel you and through knowing you, I’m beginning to know more of me.
If I listen deeper with more of an open heart, I may be able to hear the things you are too vulnerable to to say. I want to understand what you are going through too.
For what you are struggling with – is also mine. Not to carry, but to respect.
By honoring you, I humble me. I strengthen me. It makes this living thing, a lot easier to do.
Being humble does not mean you are meek, small or invisible. It doesn’t mean you are silent or that you should stand by the sidelines of life.
A vulnerable and humble being has the strength of character to realize that they don’t know all the answers. They are strong, fluid and connected to others.
The act of humility allows for openness of communication and knows that good ideas can come from anyone. A humble human doesn’t brag about accomplishments. They act with decisiveness and integrity, and inspire through actions and not publicity.
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