is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.
"When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom" [Proverbs 11:2]
"A man's pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honour" [Proverbs 29:23] #humility #shunpride #wordsofwisdom
As someone who has a deep connection with her Creator, I have noticed I have lots of preconceived ideas in myself.
I'm in school for Psychology and we are talking about Diversity. It's getting specific, how do you counsel someone whose lifestyle goes against your worldview and beliefs? I've come up to this a lot in my own life in the last 10 years because I've taken a good look at my beliefs and found them evolving and changing. I used to think everything is black and white, "right" and "wrong". Truth is truth is another way people say it. And of course, their interpretation of their Holy book is what's right and true.
You know what's right? What's good? Seek justice. Correct oppression. Father the fatherless. Seek relationship with "other". Chose acceptance. Chose deep love. Invite someone over for food and cook what THEY like and need. Which means, you have to ask. Ask lots of questions.
And allow your self assurance to slip away as you learn about someone else. That's humility anyway.
It’s a very special feeling when the elders see and embrace your mission, work and purpose. When a living legend comes to greet you with warmth, praise, respect and admiration you know you’re doing a good job. The other day I saw Ozier Muhammad at Raw Space Gallery in Harlem. He was doing some last minute adjustments to an exhibit he curated from a photojournalism workshop that he just finished teaching. For those who don’t know Mr. Muhammad let me say this, he is the epitome of excellence, humility, graciousness and community. For at least 30 years he was a staff photographer at the NYTimes!! This man has inspired many of all races to pick up the camera. He has photographed EVERYONE!!!!! Mr. Muhammad moves quietly and let’s the work speak for its self. A dynamic photographer and a man of character. A lot of you know his son Khalil Muhammad former Director at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and current professor at Harvard University of History, Race and Public Policy. You can see Ozier’s work at www.oziermuhammad.com Thank you very much Ozier for making images of us with dignity for 40 plus years. Your contribution to photography, journalism and education is under represented. Much respect to you my brother!! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #honor #hero #legend #photography #photographer #journey #journalism #photojournalism #harlem #brooklyn #kings #leadership #humanity #community #teacher #education #history #respect #blackexellence #excellent #legacy #blacklivesmatter #culture #nytimes #inspiration #humility #activism #character #men #love
Jackie Robinson no words can express the importance of your sacrifice, because of you i am a step closer to FREEDOM! #Homage #Honor #Humility #Respect
Patience and Humility
Your time will come if you are good
One the biggest lessons in life is to treat people equally irrespective of what they do and how much they earn. Having come across instances where people are very concerned about the so called class, looks (often defined simply as the fairness of your skin), reputation and wealth of who you are (or who your parents are in some cases), it is important to get over such petty walls that divide us.
Respect is for everyone! 😊 Wonderfully put forth by author Louise Brown in "The Himalayan Summer." #humility #equality #respect
The moment I fell in love with the game, but I knew that my hoop dreams weren’t ever going to come to fruition. You all know how brutally honest I can be....
Still... that didn’t stop me from playing and loving the sport as much as possible.
And whether if I’m an Eagle, a Honey Badger, or the extremely poor man’s version of KD, the one thing I always enjoyed about ball are those synchronized moments of the game.
Whether it’s reading the offense perfectly to swat the ball into the garbage bin, or moving the ball around without speaking a single word for that easy lay-up... no matter how many times these moments occur, they never get old.
Although, truth be told, it wasn’t until I got into mindfulness when I truly began to appreciate the sport.
One way I applied mindfulness to ball was improving my skills.
Five years ago, I couldn’t do a left hand layup. Now I can do a left hand jump shot. Albeit, the success rate varies, but the motion of releasing the shot does not feel so unnatural, in fact, it feels kind of intuitive.
Another way I applied mindfulness to ball was understanding the reasons for success, and applying these reasons to everyday life.
The biggest reason for success that stuck out most: fearlessness.
Fearlessness exists in the sport when one chooses to be mindful of the possibility of failure, yet, one’s focus remains upon the motion of the game whether it is on offense or defense.
Essentially, it is to acknowledge, to feel, and let go of fear.
And in life, I found that the same fearlessness often yields the best results.... for some moments requires the daringness to take a step forward, and other moments require holding your ground. All the while, one’s focus remains upon one’s motion during the moment.
After all, each moment in life is mutually exclusive to the next since life is always in constant motion.
Funny enough, to further affirm my beliefs, there’s a trend these days to recognize that ball is life.
#meditation #consciousness #mindfulness #awareness #reality #perception #dreams #ego #soul #faith #gratitude #humble #humility #courage #persevere #patience #writer #writersofinstagram #philosophy
The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically—to say no to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger yes burning inside
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. ~William Blake
because we can all use a dose of 'cutie pie' in our Saturday!!
Our Self – luminous, open, empty Awareness – cannot be enlightened. It is already the light that illuminates all experience. Nor can a separate self be enlightened, for when the separate self faces the light of Awareness, it vanishes, just as a shadow does when exposed to the sun
The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen as your heart reveals Truth to you.
in that moment
when fear attempts to emerge
when doubt raises it's head
when weakness would seem to be true
in presence you sit
taking in all that is good
a gentle smile - a joyful laugh
my very being replenished by Love
and just like that
all is well
all is Love 💜🦋
Whether you’re checked in or checked out, you’re always on a spiritual journey. ~Alanis Morissette
My happy place
Wont you come for a visit??