The Magic of Humility

Let’s first distinguish between being humble (humility) being humiliated. “Humility is the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance, rank, etc. Being humble is: not proud or arrogant; modest: to be humble although successful. Being humiliated is to cause (a person) a painful loss of pride, self-respect, or dignity; mortify” (, 2013). Obviously these are quite different ways of being. Nobody likes being humiliated, but they often get it confused with being humble or humility. One may ask, how can humility cause magic? Well, it’s actually quite simple. Modesty and humility require a certain amount of surrender. Surrender that I cannot do it all myself and I am not the the sole cause of outcomes. This is a very attractive trait in relationships because people that are humble do not come from the space of right or wrong. Humility is being grateful. Humility can also be a check in with ourselves when we get over inflated and then crash. Humility and being humble sends a message to the universe that I am part of the whole and deserve great things in my life, and, I am not attached or have my sense of self defined by my successes. Just being around people that are humble is a real treat. They are more interested in you and tend to talk less about themselves. What an awesome characteristic for a companion to have, or, for that matter our friends and ourselves. So I’m requesting taking a look and trying on humility. It’s the magical cure for arrogance, self-importance, and being right. I know, because I’ve been there.



About Rusty Stewart

My name is Rusty Stewart, Ph.D. and I am the founder of Personal Growth Alternatives LLC, a holistic healing center and reiki school located in Abington, PA.
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