Don’t allow the anxiety and stress to turn you into a weeping two faced flower. It’s ok to say “I don’t know”. It’s not something to be ashamed of. It takes a great deal of courage to ask for help and humility to admit you don’t know everything. Be cautious of those who show you one thing to your face in order to gain your compassion. They maybe stabbing you in the back, as soon as you turn around.
In today’s society emphasis is given to those who stand on their own and fight the tough battles. But no one stands alone, no matter how much they profess their accomplishment. They may have worked hard and prepared for opportunities when they arose; but some where along the line someone gave them a break or made the choice to recognize their ability.
Those who believe they’ve made it through on their own can sometimes feel entitled and look down upon those who need help at this moment in time. They can show the inner two faced nature they hold within and in doing so, undermine your efforts to fight the good fight.
Swords represent strength when viewed through the positive, but it can also be strife when expressed through the negative. This is also the lesson given to us through Humility and Confidence. Today the lessons of strength are being put to the test against the lessons of strife brought through over confidence.
Be cautious of those who hold out compassion with strings attached. Be wary that you’re not the one looking down with a confident air upon those who are facing hard times. By the grace of the Divine Universe; the struggles they face maybe yours one day. It is through humility that we offer compassion and concern. Through the eyes of oneness.
When we remember that we’re in this world together as a community, we can over come any hardship, any disagreement and any prejudiced. We can discover compassion between us and stand on the common ground we share instead of the competing hill tops. We are all connected and inter-connected to each other, the world around us and the through the Divine Universe. No matter what our differences, we are the same – simple human beings trying to make our way in the world.
Humility & Confidence – What Ego Can Teach You
The Dalai Lama on Piers Morgan Tonight April 25, 2012:
“I describe myself as a simple Buddhist monk. No more, no less. And I am one of the seven billion human being. Basically we are the same… your emotion, my emotion, your mind, my mind.., same physical. So I always look [at it] that way. We are the same.”
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