Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Humility: A Pearl of Great Price

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,

It is thinking of yourself less. (AA Proverb)

"There is more value in the study of humility and in a single act of it than in all the knowledge in the world."  — Saint Teresa of Avila

Lack of humility is due to nothing else than lack of knowledge. A penetrating, comprehensive knowledge of man in his connection with the events of the world and of history will certainly not lead to excessive self-esteem; far rather it will lead the human being to look at himself objectively. It is precisely when a man does not know himself that there rise up in him those feelings which have their source in the unknown regions of his being. Instinctive, emotional impulses make themselves felt. And it is these instinctive, emotional impulses, rooted as they are in the subconscious, that make for arrogance and pride.  — Rudolf Steiner

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