Humility is the act of being modest, it is the opposite of being arrogant. It is part of being spiritual. We can never successfully forge ahead without it.
Since everything we do is based on how we act and react, we must always act and react with humility. It makes what we put out there real. Humility helps build trust between people, in families, in society, between continents and in the world.
As Nelson Mandela once quoted, “the first thing is to be honest with yourself.” Without honesty, you will never make the right impact on society and everything you do will be about ‘you.’ Integrity, humility and honesty formed the foundation to Nelson Mandela’s life.
Humility teaches us how to behave and yet it is a trait that is continually being overlooked. It helps us respect each other and value other people’s opinions. When we have humility, we understand we are no more important than anyone else that we are all equal and valuable.
It matters, because we all have equal rights to be treated and spoken to in the same way. When the ego is present, nothing replaces the ego. There isn’t enough humility in the world. People listen to themselves before they listen to anyone else.
Without acting on and using humility, it will be impossible to recognise that everyone has an equal right to be heard, or for us to listen to others openly.