Today is a quote day.
I love quotes. I marvel at their poetic profoundness and admire those who have authored them. And because words hold great power, I always try and find just the right ones to share each week.
When I discovered the one I’ve chosen for this week’s post about the joy habit of humility and its relationship to non-judgement, the human being who immediately came to mind was Mother Teresa. She, more than just about anyone could see the humanity in the faces of the poor, and said, “If you are judging people, you have no time to love them.”
As I said in last week’s post, humility really is about kindness and the love for all living things. When you’re living in the high frequency of love and joy energy as Mother Teresa clearly was, you are living in alignment with your soul. And in that sacred space, you can bow your head in humility to your fellow traveler, seeing them only as flowers.
Once the image of Mother Teresa came into my consciousness, I couldn’t help but think about the quote that was often attributed to her because she recited it often, however it was actually written by Kent M. Keith. It’s one of my favourites and I have it in a lovely silver frame on my desk to remind me to be more humble, loving, and courageous, especially when it would be much easier to do otherwise.
So, because this is quote day, of course I’m going to share it with you!
The Paradoxical Commandments.
– Kent M. Keith
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make your vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas
can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favour underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
To close today’s post, I’d like to share a simple little exercise from Chapter 35 Be Humble of my book Being Joy™ that you might want to try.
Thanks for taking time to read this week’s post. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts about humility and any great quotes that you might have about it and the topic of non-judgement. And stay tuned for more good stuff next week!
Love from your Joy Mama,
P.S. One of the reasons that some people have difficulty being humble is that they suffer from low self-esteem and are afraid of being judged so they judge first. They boast and take credit for other’s accomplishments but privately feel shameful and alone. To learn more about the barrier of unworthiness and how it can get in the way of your joy, sign up for a free copy of my e-book The 8 Barriers to Joy and Abundance.
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