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Daily Meditation Focus 12NOV2009


Humility

In an age of materialism images-1 and supercharged egos, the notion of humility may be quickly discarded or dismissed. While it is true that most continue to learn, evolve and expand throughout life, many attribute acquired knowledge and experience to conquest or equate material possession as power and discard humility in the face of their fellow humanity.

I must admit, I struggle daily with the internalization of humility. For those on the path, certain truths are imparted and states of mind expand to reveal higher principles and orders at work in the space we inhabit. There are times when I quite frankly want to grab the people around me by their consciousness and say “can’t you see that?”, but of course the typical response is for them to nod their heads aloofly and stare into the closest advertisement or television and comment on the latest artificial intelligence enabled smoothie maker or $1200 Christian Louboutin shoes.

Humility comes into play heavily when we begin to see the relationships of consciousness to the hierarchies of existence. We all exist as extensions of each other and to the higher realms of consciousness. In seeing others as reflections of ourselves we begin to see how the ‘inner’ profoundly effects the ‘outer’, which is largely illusory. To be the consummate student, to learn and ‘see’ how service to others reflects certain higher compassions and assists the higher nature of our ‘selves’ is to internalize humility. The way ‘out’ or ‘up’, is to embrace the illusion, learn from it and love it.

Just as we can not see radio waves or gamma rays, there are conscious realms that do exist which we can not, in this current state, access. They exist above and below and for the most part, are ascended aspects of our evolved consciousness in, for lack of a better term, our futures. To believe we are completed or ‘finished’ in this fallen realm of matter is to place ourselves above what have been called the ‘better angels of our nature’. In regards to our journey on the path and seeing the physical experience as a mystical adventure, what is the relationship of humility to meditation and how do we assist ourselves and those around us by internalizing humility?

Please feel free to post any comments or feedback regarding this topic or share your meditation experience with our community in the Comments section below.

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  Paolo Scimone wrote @

Strange how so many don’t get that last bit. I come across that enough.

When the master rises; so the light is revealed in every eye.
Humility is also a conscious, impressionistic emotion in that it infers complete acceptance. It also appears, however, to be a counter emotion to aggression. And in that, there appears another great wisdom.

I often also think of humility as a stance with which one addresses the ‘divine’. Looking at it now, I can often see how my interactions with such have often contained a pervading sense of humilty; can be there within one’s fuller consciousness but often also there is a direct, passionate, full-subjective perspective coupled in. The combination of the two allowing… (well, don’t want to steer too off… was implying that humility could be seen as the objective aspect of my subjective/objective perspective. It still fits in though. The analogy still works as humility is still an interpeted aspect of “divine” polarity. — humility pervades all is an aspect of attendance, the “no conditions” aspect of logical self) the realisation of the third aspect of polarity, both and neither. the amalgamation.
(Humility is freely giving)


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