When we talk about humbleness we refer to being able to notice who we really are: what we are able to do and what we can’t. It’s being realistic about ourselves and being aware of the fact that the things that happen to us are not only because of us, but also because there is something, someone, anything that help us achieve what we can.
All the things we have done or achieved have been thanks to someone else, and to aknowledge that helps us to be grounded and be more effective in our decisions. We mustn’t be superfluous and narcisistic about our own person; we have flaws and sometimes, no, most of the times we make mistakes. But we get it right sometimes, and there is no need to feel like an impostor and think we don’t deserve what we have worked so hard for.
Being humble is to accept reality in what we do and what we didn’t do. Humility talks about being true to who we can be and cannot be. It’s to accept our actions and repent for them or be appreciated for them. The challenge is to be able to realize that we are coherent with what we think and do, and if we want to be good, then we should be with people that help us be good.
“At feasts, remember that you are entertaining two guests, body and soul. What you give to the body, you presently lose; what you give to the soul, you keep for ever.” Diogenes, CLXXVIII
Humility helps us accept our mistakes, recognize our faults, repare the damage and reconciliate with the people we hurt. To be humble doesn’t mean people can trample over us, but we can learn from our mistakes and move on. Never forget where you come from, and always act according to where you want to be.