The Humble Universe -Q1- BigQ

“I stay humble – keep it moving – and am blessed with progress.”

2017-09-23

CLN!!! At times humility takes on the form of not knowing and looking for answers in and with others. While contemplating humility in my adult life, I also, began to wonder how humility reflects health; cultural humility, erotic humility, political humility, planetary humility, and so many others. As someone considered an adult, I am in  the progress of recognizing and honoring constantly the humility necessary to honor all people…below is an excerpt from David Richo’s book, How to Be an Adult. What questions and/or declarations come alive in you when reading the below content?

Declarations of a Healthy Adulthood

I accept full responsibility for the shape my life has taken.

I need never fear my own truth, powers, fantasies wishes, thoughts, sexuality, dreams, or ghosts.

I trust that “darkness and upheaval always precede an expansion of consciousness”. (Jung)

I let people go away or stay and am still okay.

I accept that I may never feel I am receiving – or have received – all the attention I seek.

I acknowledge that reality is not obligated to me; it remains unaffected by my wishes or rights.

One by one, I drop every expectation of people and things.

I reconcile myself to the limits on others’ giving to me and on my giving to them.

Until I see another’s behavior with compassion, I have not understood it.

I let go of blame, regret, vengeance, and the infantile desire to punish those who hurt or reject me.

When change and growth scare me, I still choose them. I may act with fear, but never because of it.

I am still safe when I cease following the rules my parents (or others) set for me.

I cherish my own integrity and do not use it as a yardstick for anyone else’s behavior.

I am free to have and entertain any thought. I do not have the right to do whatever I want. I respect the limits of freedom and still act freely.

I overcome the urge to retreat on the brink of discovery.

No one can or needs to bail me out. I am not entitled to be taken care of by anyone or anything.

I give without demanding appreciation though I may always ask for it.

I reject whining and complaining as useless distractions from direct action on or withdrawal from unacceptable situations.

I let go of control without losing control.

Choices and perceptions in my life are flexible, not rigid or absolute.

If people knew me as I really am, they would love me for being human like them.

I drop poses and let my every word and deed reveal what I am really like.

Changes and transitions are more graceful as I cooperate with them.

Every human power is accessible to me.

I live by personal standards and at the same time – in self-forgiveness – I make allowances for my occasional lapses.

I grant myself a margin of error in my work and relationships. I release myself from the pain of having to be right or competent all the time.

I accept that it is normal to feel that I do not always measure up.

I am ultimately adequate to any challenge that comes to me.

My self-acceptance is not complacency since in itself it represents an enormous change.

I am happy as I do what I love and love what is.

Wholehearted engagement with my circumstances releases my irrepressible liveliness.

I love unconditionally and set sane conditions on my self giving.

#clnStayHumble

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