ON BEING HUMBLE

ON BEING HUMBLE

Whilst God is very merciful
Bestows us everything needed basketful
Many a times without even asking
At times little effort gives more than we are expecting
Amply proves there is a hidden hand making
Our efforts fructifying.

Sowing seeds is really in our hands
But how the seeds will get soaked in the land
For germination is beyond the sphere of our clout
It requires rain besides ample sun rays
For this, Mother Nature decides the days.

In the similar section
For any deed to see the glowing dawn of completion,
All must chip in for its fructification,
A single person makes no difference
It is the one and one making eleven that counts
With our Lord’s mercies and bounties.

Success should never go to our head
Be humble and level headed,
For it is not your head alone which made it happen
All the heads and elements so essential
Have so joyously united to make it possible
In fact with the overall blessings of our Lord.

HARBANS KHAJURIA

BEING HUMBLE IS A BIT DIFFICULT BUT PAYS!

Fact remains, societies of ours believe in competition and respect individuality. There is nothing wrong in this. Every society wants to excel in this environment of cut throat competition. Success is a great motivator. It spurs us to try for more successes even losing focus on some important imponderables which we woefully ignore causing irreparable damage to relationship between the workforce and the organizational heads. The new heights in success, sometimes makes the people at the helms of affairs haughty, rude, filled with pride et al. Sometimes thinking comes, the queue starts from where ‘I’ stand. Thence egocentric tendencies take charge of our actions and reactions. The clear victim in this sort of scenario is humility. The negative traits like arrogance, rudeness, discourtesy, degradation, pretentiousness, pompousness, fastidiousness, etc just set in.

“It is hard to be humble”. It also is in consonance with wisdom filled dictum; keep your head while others are losing theirs. We, therefore, should never lose sight of being humble despite torrents of successes otherwise the end result would be torrents of failures – who knows what happens next moment!

To pronounce from the rooftop that ‘I am humble’ is good thing but when some pointers suggest I am otherwise is to say the least – a worse thing? Children ought to be taught spiritual education for it preaches them the virtue of humility/unassuming nature despite efficiency at the peak level because everything that has been ours is due to Him – even wisdom we are endowed with. We are merely cogs/instruments of change but not change as such. God is the Motivator-in-Chief should never be lost sight of.

It has been seen that a tree which is laden with fruit bends itself towards the Mother Earth. It also withstands the natural furry – storms or blizzards yet never abdicates from its duty bestowed to it by the Mother Nature. Contrarily, the tree which does not yield any flower or fruit stands erect, skyward – it does not provide even shelter to anyone! It is neither beneficial to itself nor to others. Similar is the case with the individuals who do not have humility. Those who possess wisdom are amenable to situations and respect others’ viewpoints. In return, society in general appreciates such personages. It may take sometimes to establish his / her credentials, but it will happen nonetheless.

To be humble, it is paramount that we should contemplate on the following aspects:-

•Meet others’ Needs. A person, while meeting his / her own demands, meets the demands of others, is a person loved by our Lord and the persons with whom he / she works with.

•Patience in meeting our demands. If our demands are not met at times, we have to be patient. If it takes sometimes, hardly matters. As and when our turn comes we shall get. If not, that too hardly matters, it is not the end of the world!

•Losing Head. Do not lose your head on small things. – if somebody crosses our way, we tend to get offended. Alright. We should keep your head while others are losing.

•Believe tradition but be innovational. It is an age when technology has made difference to our lives. We have to be in sync with the new innovations. Hence without losing sight of traditions, we have to be innovational and imbibe those in our day to day functioning.

•Motivate others. It have to take a leaf from those examples wherein the organization head motivates the employees under him/her for putting in their best for taking the same to new heights. A few words of appreciation makes a huge difference.

•Doing small things efficiently/differently counts. Small things contribute and add up to make it a big one which makes big difference ultimately. It should never be forgotten.

•Harnessing inner potential. All of us are having inner potential of highest order. Need is to explore that potential and exploit the same for optimum results. A visionary and motivator can do it efficiently without feeling of self-important about it all.

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28 thoughts on “ON BEING HUMBLE

  1. It is really a paradox that there are some people after getting status and material prosperity just change and that success goes to their head. This in fact is a bad. I am of the opinion that nobody has ever acquired everything on his / her own capability / potential there is always somebody else too who accompanied with it all.

  2. I agree. We can put in as much effort as is humanly possible, but the actual result is beyond our control . Therefore, we must be humble and dedicated.

    1. Thanks a lot for gracing the writeup and giving your valuable comments.

      Humility and dedication surely are sagacious for optimum results.

      Thanks and regards

  3. It is a fact that we can only put in our best rest all remains on elements beyond our control. Hence wisdom is to act and not to think much about the results. If action is good results are sure to be good. This idea should not be lost sight of. If successful we should always thank Him for the success if not then more effort should be put in. But all these should be done with utmost humility.

  4. I love what you wrote about patience. Sometimes I forget that I need to allow things happen as they need to and when the time is right, it will happen. Hope you don’t mind, but may I copy what you have written so I can print it out and paste on my pin-board?

    1. You are most welcome to copy.

      To be fair and frank whatever transpires in my life and the interaction I do with people I pen the same. And I found that most people just lose their mental balance and that is their weakness. Many a times we show impatience in public which vividly exhibit our true worth.

      Thanks and regards

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