Humility is a new way of thinking of intelligence.
Jun 15, 2020
Let’s face it we all cringe at unflattering feedback from a friend or colleague; no one likes criticism.
Humility helps you focus on managing your self and avoid reacting quickly and telling yourself that your friend is wrong.
You might be thinking that humility is a religious idea which means being passive and submissive.
I like to see it more as a mindset.
Think of humility as cultivating interpersonal and collaboration skills that “quiet the ego”.
Humility helps us shape how we react, shorten our emotional defensiveness and creates a compassionate, open hearted, open minded state of being.
It allows you to practice your life consciously listening and reflecting on the perceptions you have and rise above your cognitive and emotional biases.
Humility empowers you to let go of your preconceived notions of the world and gain stronger connections with others in your life.
When you cultivate humility within, it allows you to function in a way where the attention is not just on yourself but opens you up to focusing on others.
It’s not meant to make you think like you are giving yourself up or thinking less of yourself.
In fact it is empowering you to perceive the world and meet people as they truly are.
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD