Humility

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Streen created the topic: Humility

Here's an article I wrote recently on humility:

The dictionary defines humility as the quality or condition of being humble, having a modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc. To be humble is not necessarilly about thinking less of yourself, but rather in knowing how your progress could continue on infinitely, and thus seeing that while you may have learned a great deal already, there is still so much more wisdom to gain.

Wisdom is knowing that you don't know, that the Force is far greater than any conceptualization we might attempt to place on it. A Jedi should be humble, knowing that there is always more to learn, always more to see, to gain, to achieve. Living in this manner, you avoid the dangers of pride, of being over confident, and in turn avoid failure in a situation that you may not have been ready for.

Humility also stems from the idea of being dependent on the Force for everything. Believing you can do everything on your own is not simply incorrect, but also likely to cause burnout. Rely, then, on the Force for everything. Allow it to be the fuel that burns indefinitely within you. A never ending light shining on everyone and everything around you. Realize that this light comes from the Force and not from your own will.

Know that the road ahead of you goes on forever, that everything you do comes from the Force, and you will have humility.


"When you’re deluded, every statement is an ulcer; when you’re enlightened, every word is wisdom."
— Zhiqu
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