Rainier
Rainier
May 20

Thought I could climb any mountain, no matter distance far
Thought I could conquer any summit and float amongst the stars
I never needed one to help me, let me do this on my own
I always thought the best achievements, were ones I did alone

When this strength begins to wear thin, start to realize it don’t come from within

And if I was a colored flower, reaching pedals toward the sun
Into the earthen ground below me, my roots will surely run
I’ll keep on growing while above me, a storm brews overhead
Don’t stop once to even think that, this flood could be my death

As the rain starts I settle and brace, fearing my roots alone won’t keep me in place

When the storm growls and the wind howls, whose name do I call?
With my strength drained in the cold rain, who do I have at all?
It’s you with a hand reaching down, it’s you with your arm wrapped around me

I’ll always struggle to accept that, I’m not in full control
Wandering the vastness of a forest, and I am just a fool
The more I travel roads alone, the more I lose my way
My pride is powerfully impulsive, but you-you keep me sane

On my journey to discover this life, I’ll walk with you through darkest nights

When the storm growls and the wind howls, whose name do I call?
With my strength drained in the cold rain, who do I have at all?
It’s you with a hand reaching down, it’s you with your arm wrapped around me

I wish I arrived at humility out of love,
Silas
Silas
May 20

I wish I arrived at humility out of love,
minutes often I arrive at its doors
through the pain of humiliation.

My self righteous anger brought me
to this moment of the beauty of humility
as I cradle my bruised hand after punching a wall.

I am a human being that makes mistakes,
and the beauty of a spiritual life happens
through progress not perfection.

I am growing little by little,
and slowly breaking the cycle of violence
passed from my father, passed to him by his father...

I cannot spiritually grow alone and without help.
The beauty of humility is that I am not alone, and
I am neither the worst or the best.  I am human.

Humility wrestled with my self-righteousness
ᏰέƦẙḽ Dṏሁ

| 1 |
Humility wrestled with my self-righteousness
and the former's humbled carcass lies on the sidewalk
with a cute Keith Haring chalk-line marking her place.

| 2 |
The ego of a sociopath is immune
to court-ordered psychotherapy because
they knows ten times as much as the incompetent shrink
whose court-ordered-faux-concern
is as to them transparent as Caspers' balls.


| 3 |
There is no nobility in humility.
True nobility unleashes us from that herd expectation
and tramples it as it climbs to higher spiritual ground.
(Suck it Nietzsche -- that's mine!)


| 4 |
The strongest mind weakens,
the brightest dims
but until mine does
I'll pay no heed to idiots
or people who buy Apple products.


| 5 |
Even a fool is right 1% of the time
and proves the best of us wrong.
That's fine by me.
I'll just play the odds.


| 6 |
If I wanted to be like the Dalai Lama
I'd get a job at a fortune cookie factory
mouthing off trite truisms all day.
(Yeah, but ain't dem bitchin' robes the bomb, yo'!)


| 7 |
Ergo...
I humbly admit I don't know shit.
I must confess others know even less.
So if I'm at bat I'll stand pat
and commit every bit
with what little shit I know,
yo'!

Here are some quotes about humility I like, even though I don't know shit:

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change. - Frank Lloyd Wright


To Pres. Kennedy when he was being presented with a gold medal for 'services to his country': I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it. ~ Bob Hope

It's discouraging to make a mistake, but it's humiliating when you find out you're so unimportant that nobody noticed it. ~ Chuck Daly

A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

Too much humility is pride. ~ German Proverb

Don't be humble, you're not that great. ~ Golda Meir

Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in. ~ Gustave Flaubert

Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows. ~ Helen Nielsen

When you're as great as I am, it's hard to be humble. ~ Muhammad Ali

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. ~ Oscar Levant

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. ~ St. Augustine

If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect. ~ Ted Turner

Humility
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humility
.

Live it up;
play it down.

Humility wrestled with my self-righteousness
ᏰέƦẙḽ Dṏሁ

| 1 |
Humility wrestled with my self-righteousness
and the former's humbled carcass lies on the sidewalk
with a cute Keith Haring chalk-line marking its place.

| 2 |
The ego of a sociopath is immune
to court-ordered psychotherapy because
they knows ten times as much as the incompetent shrink
whose court-ordered-faux-concern
is as to them transparent as Caspers' balls.


| 3 |
There is no nobility in humility.
True nobility unleashes us from
the consensus of humble herd expectations,
trampling it as it climbs to higher spiritual ground.
(Suck it Nietzsche -- that's mine!)


| 4 |
The strongest mind weakens,
the brightest dims.
But until mine diminishes in capacity,
I'll pay no heed to idiots
or lemmings who buy Apple products.


| 5 |
Even a fool is right 1% of the time
and proves the best of us wrong.
That's fine by me.
Let the fools and dogs have their day ~
I'll just play the odds.


| 6 |
If I wanted to be like the Dalai Lama
I'd get a job at a fortune cookie factory
mouthing off trite truisms all day.
(Yeah, but ain't dem bitchin' robes the bomb, yo'!)


| 7 |
Ergo...
I humbly admit I don't know shit.
I must confess others know even less.
So if I'm at bat, I'll stand pat
and commit every bit
with what little shit I know,
yo'!

Here are some quotes about humility I like, even though I don't know shit:

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change. - Frank Lloyd Wright


To Pres. Kennedy when he was being presented with a gold medal for 'services to his country': I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it. ~ Bob Hope

It's discouraging to make a mistake, but it's humiliating when you find out you're so unimportant that nobody noticed it. ~ Chuck Daly

A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

Too much humility is pride. ~ German Proverb

Don't be humble, you're not that great. ~ Golda Meir

Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in. ~ Gustave Flaubert

Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows. ~ Helen Nielsen

When you're as great as I am, it's hard to be humble. ~ Muhammad Ali

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. ~ Oscar Levant

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. ~ St. Augustine

If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect. ~ Ted Turner

Humility
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humility
.

We don't know it all:
Things aren't as we may think, yet
things still seem to work.

HUMILITY...
Oyinkansola

I used to think
That Gods gifts were
On shelves
One above the other
and the taller we grew
The more easily
We could reach them
But I later realised,
That Gods gifts re on shelves
one beneath the other
And that
Its not a question
of growing taller
But of stooping lower

It thus describes
HUMILITY...

Be humble else u fumble and stumble.....

Looking subjectively at others
can sometimes be the best way
to objectively look at yourself.

Geno Cattouse
Geno Cattouse
Dec 24, 2012

Be humble and he might let you in.

Stay humble and she might let you win.
Every success is

cause not to celebrate
but to
pray.

You mustn't
always interject,
for it is not more auspicious
to be considered a Fool
than to affirm such suspicions,
is it not?

Defer unto thy knowledgeable peers
and, if ye be Sage among the Like,
thou shall be deferred unto.

 
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