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‘for even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’ – mark 10:45
‘Sometimes we think that we are superior to others – perhaps more educated or intelligent. Seeing an uneducated person, a feeling of disdain may arise, but this attitude does not help anyone. Our knowledge is relative and limited. An orchid, for example, knows how to produce noble, symmetrical flowers, and a snail knows how to make a beautiful, well-proportioned shell. Compared with this kind of knowledge, our knowledge is not worth boasting about, even if we have a PhD.’
— thich nhat hanh, Present Moment Wondeful Moment
practice meekness and humility today. whenever we catch ourselves attempting to ‘look good’ or raise ourselves above someone else, let’s reframe our thinking and lift up others.
i’d love to hear from my readers the stories that come as a result of this action. if you’d like, feel free to share it with the rest of us in the comment section.