True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.Ralph W. Sockman
I tried to write on a screen play I am doing today. I know after trying to use the free software I am going back to the paid software which is easier. I had about despaired but found I had registered the software so even if I lost it on my computer I could get help. I was able to upgrade the program even with my last laptop no longer functioning. I was so relieved. In the new download it had the message when done. Please register your program and protect your money and your investment.
I feel that computers, software and many of the social networks today teach humility and lessons. I see so many people promoting others that are really promoting themselves. I am good at doing the work and not good at promoting myself. I always feel that my work should speak for itself. Yet others judge you and think of the things they would do. I have had people who never contacted me say people should beware of me because I ask for money, do not give a business address, and do not give a phone number.
I work through email because it is easier. I use SKYPE for conference calls because it is cheapest, and is not a phone number people can call where I am woken up through out the day and night. Yes that has happened with people insisting I heal them because I should do this work for free. I do not give an address because the business is on the web. Yet this person felt that they could judge me because others had caused them problems.
So what do we do with our lives. Do we pick apart others for no reason. I notice some people have looked at my photos and said everything in them could be explained by my knowing photo shop. I do not have photo shop at all on my computer and just know how to crop and lighten. Yet they told me complex ways to do things that I had never thought of doing and their photos looked like they did them that way. The person harassed me for months.
How does this connect to humility? All these people were thinking of themselves. They never once looked at the photos with fascination. They never once thought how it would feel to be called up in the middle of the night or early morning and wake up everyone in the household yelling at me over the phone that I had to heal them. They missed out on the whole point of interacting with others.They thought only of themselves.
Humility is all about how you feel about yourself. A humble person can be said to have low self-esteem at times. In our world we do not put ourselves in the other persons place or think I would not want that done to me. In our world we think I took great photos but hers are better so I will say she is a phony. So should this also be that empathy is part of being humble. I think so because most of the humble people of the world loved others and always thought of them differently than what we do today.
I can see it in my own life and promise myself each day to put myself in the place of others and show compassion to them. I hope all of you think about a daily promise so that you think more of others. It may be the nicest thing you have done for yourself. I may use examples from my life but every person I admire through out history has had similar issues. Maybe humankind will show the divine side of itself when they think more of others in their lives. We may hear we should put ourselves as number one but we are part of a community. Every thing we are as a person good or bad is shaped by the people we are around. Our teachers, family, friends, community and world. We are not only ourselves.