Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
Humility is often conflated with humiliation, but they are not the same thing. Humiliation does sometimes lead to humility, but it is certainly not necessary. Humility occurs when we see the truth of our life and our place in the world. Humility is the art of being ‘right-sized,’ neither too big (self-entitled, grandiose, etc.) nor too small (ashamed, unworthy, defective, etc.) Working Step 7 is an act of humility. Often, this is the first time we realize humility is not the same as humiliation and groveling despair. Instead, it is a state of peace, grace, and acceptance of life on life’s terms.
Task for Today
Consider the ways in which humility leads to serenity.