Humility is to allow the “me” that finds its identity in I am a body and mind, to be humiliated without any movement to preserve it. This super structure that goes by your first name is offered as a sacrifice each and every moment; with all its demands, opinions, particularities, egocentricity, desires, entitlements, and sense of “I matter.” Humility is the corner stone of any earnest spiritual practice; coupled with surrender to “thy will.” It is only when we are emptied of an exclusive-self that one becomes ripe for the flowering of awakening. Humility is not seeking anything out in the future or the past. Rather allowing the living moment to martyr you, and the weight of eternity to crush the vision that you seek to impose on the world.

-Atreya Thomas


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