I’m going to do a change up today. Now I know I have been doing blogging about my own experiential lens which is incredibly fun. However today seems like a very pensive day to me.
Humility seems to be one of those life long things that can be worked on and I’m not quite sure if it can ever be mastered per say. But the benefits of it are very apparent in people who have delved into lifes ocean of possibilities. In the video below you’ll see that Dr. Wayne Dyre does a talk on the Tao Te Ching, chapter sixty sixty.
The main point of this talk, is about, living in obscurity rather than becoming obsessed with the idea of ,”notice me.” This has become such a staple in society that people have lost sight in what it means to be truly happy. We delude ourselves in believing this notion that if more people give us attention, we will be happy. When they should be seeing that truly being happy, is enjoying our relationships we have and it starts with us.
Also see that the by product of this humility is that because our love extends so strongly inside that it extends outward to others. Genuine begins to spread through this type of expansive limitation.
Living in obscurity is mastering not only being humble, its also a state of surrender and acceptance of the higher. For as the lower, the higher flows into the lower. In verse sixty six it refers to this as a river flowing into the ocean:
Why is the sea king of a hundred streams?
Because it lies below them.
Therefore it is the king of a hundred streams.
If the sage would guide the people, he must serve with humility.
If he would lead them, he must follow behind.
In this way when the sage rules, the people will not feel oppressed;
When he stands before them, they will not be harmed.
The whole world will support him and will not tire of him.
Because he does not compete,
He does not meet competition.