Monday, November 17, 2008

On Loan

Swami insulted Sophia, she reacted.

Someone praised Sophia, she felt pride.

I pray for humility.

"If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know who you are." - Mother Teresa

Any specialness I have I have borrowed from the same source from which others may borrow theirs.

Especially difficult and paradoxical is trying not to be proud for being humble.

4 comments:

sigurd said...

Don't be humble.
Nobody i s perfect.
-- Mother Teresa of Manila

Sophia said...

I have a strong feeling that humility is very important.

Having humility does not mean that one is perfect; having humility, however, is one way of improving oneself.

sigurd said...

Don't try to be humble. Already One is.
To be human is to be humble. To accept ones humanity and fallibility is divine.

sigurd said...

being without Being.

being without self-aggrandizement or self-deprecation.