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Humility

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.

Carl Gustav Jung

Humility is self worth based in wholeness and fulfillment.

Humility is the acceptance of myself and my shortcomings. 

I used to live two different lives, which forced my insides to be in conflict with my outsides. 

Until I accepted and asked God to change me at depth, into establishing my spiritual nature and live in accordance to His Will for my life. I was unaware that I was operating solely on my ego.

Remember one aspect, that God is the image within. It is the invisible Power that runs the entire system, the universe.

The ego is into people pleasing, validation, approval, and confirmation amongst many other defects of character. 

Understanding through a process of life experience, self-discovery, self-love, and self- awareness, I am learning that my life is an evolution of humility.

Life presents opportunities everyday to exercise and witness humility. This is a beautiful gift because it brings me closer in union with God who is the orchestrater of my life.

When I live with humility, I recognize the behaviors and attributes that kept my ego in charge. 

Fear, guilt, shame, anxiety, anger and control were the main root system of my ego. They still are a part of me, yet now I accept these feelings and go to a new choice of living with honesty, willingness, openness, love, acceptance, and trust that God is molding me into the person I was created to be.

Humility is letting go of concepts and modes of behavior and being able to transition through the process of change with a grateful attitude that even though I may not understand what to do, I must trust that the circumstance, person, place, or thing is molding my character to honor myself. 

When I honor myself, I can honor others. When I come from a meaning that “I am good enough and can accept it,” I then move outward to others in a pleasing, kind, and cooperative manner. 

Honestly viewing my character, good and bad; understanding that I know very little, modestly viewing myself as part of the greater whole, intuitively listening and trusting that “still quiet voice within me,” loving myself so I can love others, tolerating the behaviors and dispositions of myself and others, yielding to a power that makes it all possible, these are qualities of humility.

Humility is strength. When I trust myself and am able to delegate and share with others, I experience humility. 

Life also manifests humility in me. One such way is loss. Loss of health, wealth, relationships, loved ones including our animal friends, has an impact on the meaning I interpret life from. 

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Shift Focus—Pride Rightsized

Our being is a manifestation of meaning. 

These experiences allow me to create and shift my attitude into a meaning that enriches my life.

When I understand pride, bravado, selfishness, and egoism are a part of my make up, I can transform myself by viewing these states of consciousness with an open, still, and loving heart.

Humility requires patience for the process of life and the unfoldment of my character. When I can admit that I made a mistake and release perfectionism for outcomes, I can strive for excellence instead. 

People are imperfect, that is why we are human. The ideal is not lost, only the measure on how I interpret perfection does.

Asking is imagining. When I humbly ask with no attachment on the outcome, I am given all that I need. Maybe not what I want, but what I need.

My purpose is to discover a meaning for my life that includes the sharing with others, then pride is shifted to self worth, which operates under the power of faith. 

With this understanding, I can now personalize my experience and live with integrity. I can have my insides match my outside. 

I no longer desire to find my happiness or relevance in an another. I must live within myself.  This s where joy is found.

Only then does my ego or “I,” shrink to its proper perspective. I am a part of the equation of life, not the whole solution. 

Now my psychology, relationship, and spirituality are in harmony. My thoughts, judgments, and decisions include the cooperation, not competition with the outside world. I compete with myself to become better today than I was yesterday. 

Better today so I can be better tomorrow. This is humility for me today. A work in progress not perfection.

By Genuine Recovery Art

I coach and write because I live for people who want to grow and improve. In true humility, I value the responsibility and privilege of helping, supporting, inspiring, and living to standards that I can only live myself. If I can be an example, share, PROVIDE HOPE WITH DIGNITY, then I coach. I teach and consultant as a Certified Peer Wellness Specialist. Make what you can and leave the rest. The choice is always up to YOU.