Humility is to allow the “me” to be humiliated without a single movement towards preserving it. This persona takes up a tremendous amount of space in our lives as most energy is directed into the perpetuation of my desires, my fears, my acquisition of pleasure, my demands, my anger, my status, my anxiety, my beliefs and expectations, my security-my life.
When one begins to inquire: who am I in spite of this entity that masquerades as my first name, they begin to see that this illusory “me” is an imaginary figure that is requiring all one’s vitality to animate and preserve. The act of turning away from this persona and “witnessing your own death,” is humility. This opens up a tremendous space which then allows for grace.
Grace is the actual movement from the conceptual-self to the Non-Conceptual Self; the breaking down of identity in form, and the revelation or enlightenment of one’s Eternal Nature.