Mask of Humility

Do I hide my pride
behind a mask of humility?

As we grow in self-knowledge,
we grow in true humility.

Humility frees us from the tyranny
of the ego’s power.

When an understanding of who we are
and where we came from
permeates our entire being
we are truly on the road to redemption.

Seeing my own emptiness and impermanence
prompted me to fall to my knees and pray.

Once the clouds of self-deception
have been blown away by prayer,
the need for repentance becomes clear:
we are not who, or how,
we once thought we were.

From Thoughts of a Blind Beggar
Published by Orbis Books

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1 Response to “Mask of Humility”


  1. 1 krebsjoan November 11, 2015 at 7:13 am

    For me: “To thine own self be true” = humility. Life questions: Who is that self? How does self grow, become? Why? Sounds like we’re on the same track.


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