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Humility

Step Seven: Performing The Surgery

Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley

By the time we get to the Seventh Step in the Twelve Step recovery process, our denial has been ripped away and we've done some very deep soul-searching. We come to the Seventh Step in a vulnerable state.

Humility: If It Wasn't Hard, Everyone Would Do It

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Jesus offers us an excruciating and easily ignored example of this as told to the church in Philippi as they too struggled with humility in their community.

What Our Dogs Can Teach Us About Gratitude

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

I think we could all learn something significant from dogs regarding the nature of not just giving, but receiving. There seems to sufficient conversation around the need to be a good giver, and appropriately so, but there is little talk about the other end of the stick.

A Scholar Who Changed Lives: The Grace Of Deborah Bruce

David Briggs | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion
David Briggs

In a world where humility is considered more a weakness than a virtue, she was self-effacing and dedicated to serving others. A lot of us are going to miss Deborah Bruce.

Tales Of A New Runner (And Lightening Up!)

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

Amidst the many demands of adulthood, life can sometimes lose its lightness. Even in our positive efforts toward health and wellness, we can become overly serious in our pursuits.

6 Reasons Why It's Good To Be Wrong

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We believe we are right and are, therefore, the wronged one. But are there benefits to being wrong? Can we turn such a situation around so that we can learn more about ourselves? Imagine how boring it would be if we were all always right!

Intellectual Empathy

Michael Jinkins | Posted 09.17.2012 | Education
Michael Jinkins

The capacity for intellectual empathy is essential to those who wish to live generously and with integrity in a pluralistic society. It is even more essential today than in times past.

The Wisdom of Ignorance

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education
Jennifer Hamady

Just as a sponge can only take on water after being wrung out, so too must we be able -- regardless of our experience or education -- to continually renounce our own fullness, lest we become bloated and stale.

Like Father, Like Husband

Jenn Horton | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Jenn Horton

It's a little creepy, how you marry your father. But cool. Awesome, really

Why You Should Live Humbly

Craig Kanalley | Posted 08.12.2012 | Religion
Craig Kanalley

Remember where you came from and those who helped you get to where you are. You yourself are unique, but you come from elsewhere, not from yourself. Remember that. Be thankful for that. Be humble.

9 Ways to Practice Being a Humble Leader

Pontish Yeramyan | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
Pontish Yeramyan

It is one thing to talk about humility and entirely another to practice it. How do you bring humility to your interactions with your people? What about with your boss? Your customers? These 9 practices can bring out the strength in humility and open pathways to connection and growth.

In Search of Humility

Judith Samuelson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business
Judith Samuelson

If you are still moving up the ladder of success -- and aspire to be one of those change agents inside business, then listening is more important than talking.

The Price Of Being Prophetic: Isaiah 6:1–8 And John 3:1–17

Sze-kar Wan | Posted 07.30.2012 | Religion
Sze-kar Wan

The would-be prophet cowers before the throne and whimpers, "Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips." No posturing. No preachiness. No self-righteousness.

Humility and Hubris in Science and Technology

Terry Newell | Posted 07.21.2012 | Science
Terry Newell

In April, researchers discovered that the dysbindin-1 gene may be linked to general cognitive ability. This was reported in scientific journals but its potential impacts were not seriously discussed.

What The Titanic And A Ship That Sailed 300 Years Before Her Can Teach Us

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

It is the tale of two ships. One should easily have completed its maiden voyage, the other would have raised few questions had she sunk. The one carried the wealth of an age, the other a people harried from their nation for their faith.

Humility In Hinduism

KidSpirit | Posted 05.24.2012 | Religion
KidSpirit

Hinduism can mean incredibly right-wing fundamentalists who use it as an excuse for violence, or it can mean my mother, a self-proclaimed atheist who is one of the most devout Hindus I know.

Yoga Mirror

Mina Samuels | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

As my friend so wisely pointed out, who was I to judge what was excellence in my yoga practice? My ego, the judge, was arrogant enough to think it knew better than my body what was right and good for me.

Why I Still Like Ike

William Astore | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics
William Astore

As important as Ike's deeds were to our country, in some way his words were (and are) even more important, especially in this time of constant war and bloated budgets for "defense" and our burgeoning trade in deadly weaponry.

The Three Most Important Words You Can Say (Or Hear)

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

At the end of the day I believe that what we are all seeking is a deeper experience of both sides of love -- the giving of it and the receiving of it. And yet, at times we are our own worst enemies when it comes to the giving and receiving of love because we place too many conditions and qualifications on it.

Apparently Idiots Can Be Level-headed, Too

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 01.07.2012 | Parents
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I am so grateful for the people in my life who need me to be there for them and at the same time remind me that I am not in this chaotic world left to fend for myself.

Lessons From Disney to the U.S. Government

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Danielle Tumminio

Leadership isn't just something those working in the nation's capital must practice. It needs to be practiced by all of us, every magical -- or not so magical -- day.

The Bhagavad Gita And The Value Of Vulnerability

Ramnath Subramanian | Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion
Ramnath Subramanian

In this culture, I have grossly and subtly ingested the notion that I should not have any weakness -- so much so that when I came in touch with my natural human limitations, it was painfully embarrassing.

Sweet Humility

Lindsay Edmunds | Posted 10.18.2011 | Books
Lindsay Edmunds

While self-publishing does not absolutely require humility, it has ways of forcefully suggesting that it is a very good idea.

Can Humility Change The World?

John Backman | Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion
John Backman

Humility has taken a bad rap in recent years. That's a tragedy when you consider how this misunderstood virtue could bring peace to our souls and change to our world.

Forgiveness And The Law Of Love

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

When we are unable to forgive, we then perpetuate the fruits of non-forgiveness (anger, hatred, revenge, pettiness of character) and the fruits of forgiveness (humility, compassion, love, peace) are lost.