At the end of my drinking I suffered humiliation. I had embarrassment for things I had done and who I had become. I was hopeless.
I found out that humility is not the same as humiliation.
Humility: Low estimate of one’s importance.
Humiliation: Feeling shame or injury to one’s dignity or self-respect.
I can have humility and not suffer humiliation.
Being humiliated, I am stuck in victim mode, jealousy, resentment and fear. You don’t even exist for me in that state. It’s all about me.
My ego becomes right-sized by being humble. I can look at others with respect and rejoice in their victories because mine are not threatened. I set aside my own ego and self-thought to make other’s needs important to me.
Today, humility is something I long for and intentionally practice.
It serves me well when I am serving.
“For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
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