Humility preceeds grace.
Grace preceeds growth.
Growth preceeds change.
I have been pondering her word all week in preparation for writing this blog post. It has been a very interesting process and the culmination of a fascinating few months of change for me.
For me humility comes from a place of true surrender. In my experience, it is very difficult to find that place without hitting a proverbeal “bottom”. It is only when I have been truly ready to let go of whatever I was holding onto so tightly that I have made space for the humility to appear.
I have found humility in…
- Becoming a mother and realizing I needed help
- Losing friendships because I stopped being a good friend
- Setting very public goals and failing spectacularly
- Watching my son attempt and fail and attempt again
- Trying something new, realizing it was not for me, and having to move on
With that humility has come the knowledge, time after time, that I can always stop what I am doing and recalibrate. That I can go back to a place of grace when I stumble or fall. The space is always there – on the mat, in the pew, on the trail – I just have to get out of my own way so I can find it. It is not the act of failing that truely represents failure. It is the act of not getting back up again.