True Self-esteem & True Humility
Sunday, September 06, 2020
In essence, we are neither inferior nor superior to anyone. True self-esteem & true humility become apparent from that realization.
Every one of us has value (self-esteem) because we are spirit souls part and parcel of the Supreme Soul, but our natural position (humility) is to be a servant of the Supreme. First, we must look at the word “self” in “self-esteem.
Most people identify the “self” as his or her “material body”, rather than the “eternal soul” inside the body. When we identify the self as these material bodies and minds, we can get too hung up on the material body, and thoughts and emotions that go along with it. Having true self-esteem is knowing the true value of you, the soul. This is not to say we don’t take care of our bodies, let others walk all over us, or can’t communicate our feelings.
However, people can take “self-esteem” to a whole new level, because they are identifying the “self” as the “body”. People become overly sensitive and easily “offended” because they are identifying too much with his or her mind and body. When we identify ourselves as the soul, we have that deeper sense of value, but it is in the right perspective. We don’t act as if we are the Supreme Soul and deserve all the respect in the world. We know our true position is that as a servant. We understand that we need to maintain the body and mind,