What is Humility?
Humility (adjectival form: humble) is the quality of being modest and respectful. Humility, in various interpretations, is widely seen as a virtue in many religious and philosophical traditions, being connected with notions of transcendent unity with the universe or the divine, and of egolessness.
Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them- John (Jay) McCloy
The Law Of Humility: Whatever one resists, persists in their life. Resistance feeds too much energy into unwanted things. Instead of being active, often it is important to be inactive. Clarity comes when light is allow to come in and shine. Slowing down and ignoring what one does not desire in their life is so much more effective in clearing away the unwanted. Since one is not resisting, life carries on with ease. One can learn a great deal about who someone is inside simply by observing things people strongly object. The path to living truth takes unmoving great character, temperance and also humility. To grow to the greatest heights, one must be willing to let go, be thankful and celebrate life. When force is erased from the spirit then morality and inner power can be seen from near or far by all. Greatness is having the will to be able to stop forward movement when necessary. It is in the ability to pause where insight can come through to gently guide us to balance.
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good- Confucius
Humility (noun) the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance, rank, etc.
A perfect example of humility can be see here in the great Chinese oracle system called The I Ching. Even though there is an overflowing amount of inner force. The way to unlock the boundless power within is to reflect on the earthly experience daily and meditate on living truth. Without rightness there is no greatness. Once one taps into the gentle way of movement even in the midst of great power, peace and harmony flow undisturbed but ever building silently, simply.
Modesty is the citadel of beauty- Demades
The I Ching 34th hexagram this: THE POWER OF THE GREAT. (Perseverance furthers)
The hexagram points to a time when inner worth mounts with great force and comes to power. But its strength has already passed beyond the median line, hence there is danger that one may rely entirely on one’s own power and forget to ask what is right. There is danger too that, being intent on movement, we may not wait for the right time. Therefore the added statement that perseverance furthers. For that is truly great power which does not degenerate into mere force but remains inwardly united with the fundamental principles of right and of justice. When we understand this point—namely, that greatness and justice must be indissolubly united—we understand the true meaning of all that happens in heaven and on earth.
Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth- Madam Guizot