Wednesday Word: Humble

Humility preceeds grace.

Grace preceeds growth.

Growth preceeds change.

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This week my friend Deb from DebRuns chose one of the most thought provolking words I can think of for her Wednesday Word linkup – HUMBLE.

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.

Namaste my friends…

10 thoughts on “Wednesday Word: Humble”

  1. This was a very challenging prompt, and reading your post (and the others on Deb’s link-up) has been extremely rewarding. I love your thoughts about getting out of your own way to find the space to bring yourself back to your center. Thank you!

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  2. What a great post! Yes! It is not the act of failing it is the act of not trying again! Loved this and I so needed to hear it! We are so hard on ourselves. Sometimes we do need to recharge and try it at a different angle. There is more than one way to skin a cat! 🙂

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  3. One of the things I love about Debbie’s link up is that they really make me think each week. This one was probably the most challenging one so far. Like you, I also spent time just thinking it through, to see what thoughts I had on the subject. I love your take on it!

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  4. I love your take on humility so much, and I especially like, “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.” Failing at goals I’ve made public is indeed humbling.

    Thanks for linking up!

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