Monday, July 4, 2011

On Humility

Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts.  It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.  ~William Temple

I've been wanting to write about humility for sometime. I tried to get stories from old children bed time books, recall experiences of friends and other people, or recall my own humble stories. 

But then I remembered, if there's one persona who have exemplified in multitude the value of humility, there can only be one - Our Lord Jesus Christ. He was born in a manger and died on the cross for us. That's one epitome of sacrifice, born out of humility, but more so of love. 

In this world of social networking media, one constant debate has been perpetuating my mind. I've asked myself a few times. 

Is that plain conceit? 

Don't you think that's feeding your ego? 

Is that a downright bragging? 

Documenting your moments, or flaunting your moments? 

Depression or Expression? 

Learning or yearning? 

Through these questions I've started to weave what's really important for myself. That despite conspicuous way of choosing oneself before others, depicted in most social networking sites (in general), I'd like to chose hope and inspiration from it. 

Hope that the person will find inner joy from his chosen way of communication. Hope that this person find the essence of happiness. Hope that above all the happiness seen, know where this happiness and glory originated. From that we could derive inspiration, to move forward and love God above all things. Putting others before oneself. I think that's the essence. 


One simple word for us, yet hard to learn to value at times. 


  1. i have always believed that the world is already filled with arrogance and pride that's why we need more humble people around.

    hey! just dropped by to say thanks and i followed you, too. ang tapang ko di ba cos dito pa ako sa entry about God and humility nag-comment. (paiwas-iwas lang sa fire and brimstone, lols.)

  2. hey travis! thanks for following. :) yeah, i agree, we need to have more humble people in this kind of world.

    God bless. :)

  3. Many people think that the world revolves around them. Sad. Fortunately, people like you reminds us that no, this thought must be avoided at all times.


  4. right on point Mugen. :)

    thanks for dropping by.

  5. Ang galing nito. " Putting others before oneself" ang hirap gawin pero yon ang dapat kung gusto mong mabuhay ng may kapayapaan sa puso.


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