Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
When we face challenges in life, we become more grateful and humble human beings. When it takes time, practice, or patience to accomplish a goal or to get what you want, finally getting there is so much sweeter and we are so much more thankful for it. The whole process humbles us…with its slow progress, imperfections, stumbles, setbacks and falls. On the flip side, if everything always comes easily, you may take that gift for granted, the ego would expect to continue always having everything come easily, leaving no opportunity to be thankful and humbled. I can speak from experience, being someone that can admit to having things come easily in life. However the universe, it seems, had to return me to some sort of balance. So, recently something was hard..something really important and easily taken for granted. When the struggle ended, the challenge lifted, and the hard work paid off…I am now left feeling so intensely grateful and lucky! Humbled. Aware of my humanity. Aware of my limits. Aware of my potential. Aware of my strength and my truth. That is the blessing in the struggle.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.