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Day Sixty-Five: How to Stay Humble Without Compromising Your Self Worth

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My mother was a fan of humility. She was very religious and in her spiritual

teachings and in life she was trained to be seen and not heard. Lessons

she stressed to me were centered on giving to others and making them

feel special while sacrificing your own needs.

Innately I have always been very uncomfortable when I am complimented.

It is as though my biggest fear is to seem egotistical or appearing to think

I am better than anyone else. My husband recently shared with me that

I actually downgrade myself in front of others too often. This is a tool I

have always used to be accessible to others so that they know I will not

judge them.

The world has confused me; and maybe yourself as well-Buddhist teaching

and all of my spiritual teachings stress the value of maintaining ones ability

to remain humble and how this trait is revered and encouraged.

Admit it we all can’t stand the people who go around bragging about this

and that and how awesome they are. It also drives us crazy when people

around us keep one upping us-like you buy something and then they buy

the same thing but way nicer and more expensive; or multiple numbers

of the one that you got and then proceed to rub salt into your wounds.

Now the key to being a good person, someone who people can value;

is maintaining our value and appreciating compliments, but in a

way that is not aggressive or egotistical. Self deprecation is an extreme

form of humility-and it damages us. You can be humble, kind and loving

and still value your self worth.  How can we do this? By assessing the

way we speak to others about ourselves.

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Homework: Do something kind for someone today without them knowing.

Pay attention to how not receiving acknowledgement feels?

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Morning Meditation: Humility in the Mountains

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Journal Entry: When you are with someone do you feel like you need

to compete or prove something to them? How much of your time are 

you living in an egotistical state? How much of your time are you living

in a humble state? How did you feel after doing your homework?

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Humble Forbearance Yoga Routine

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Evening Meditation:

Day Fifty-Three: The Plight of the Sensitive Souls-A Guidebook on Navigating this Chaotic World

Since childhood I have been overtly and keenly aware of my surroundings.

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Any intense stimuli seemed to effect me dozens of times more extremely

than my fellow human beings. Now, people such as this have also been

labeled empaths, introverts and conversely, babies, dramatic, or silly.

Much of my life I have felt singled out or misunderstood; others would

say I was exaggerating my emotional reactions to certain things. All of

us have very specific and varied personalities and many moments I have

been embarrassed or ashamed of my intense emotions-of which I cannot

hide by the way. I wear my emotions like a beacon in the night; I can’t

deny the way I am feeling at any given moment.

Now the first time I was made aware of Highly Sensitive People-the

diagnosis (HSP), was my first appointment with a very effective psychologist.

After asking me a battery of questions in which all answers were yes,

and after each answer I felt a bit more relieved; she handed me this

book-

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I struggle with labels and I hesitate to label myself or others but when

this ‘personality type’ was revealed to me I finally felt like I understood

something more about who I was. Sometimes we need to have someone

to reveal the missing piece of the puzzle so we don’t remain lost in the

abyss of being misunderstood by not only ourselves but others as well.

I am over forty now and I still do not have a grasp on how to live in a

world that seems to be on steroids; but I know I need to learn to adjust

because hibernating in a cocoon does not serve me.

I am looking for the answers. Here is a list of great ideas that are logical

and easy to achieve and implement:

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https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/prescriptions-

life/201105/top-10-survival-tips-the-highly-sensitive-person-hsp

If you fit the bill as a HSP; there are so many positive attributes that we

need to embrace and remember. Please do not beat yourself up about this.

Here is a lovely article “It’s Good to be Sensitive”:

http://richawriter.hubpages.com/hub/Its-Good-To-Be-Sensitive-

25-Wonderful-Aspects-Of-Highly-Sensitive-People

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Morning Meditation: Bubble of Protection

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Highly Sensitive-The Film

http://sensitivethemovie.com/

Highly Sensitive Person-Website-Very Informative

http://hsperson.com/

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Highly Sensitive Souls-Self Test & Test for Children

http://hsperson.com/test/

Sixteen Habits of Highly Sensitive People-Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/26/highly-sensitive-people-signs-habits_n_4810794.html

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Grounding Meditation for Highly Sensitive People

Evening Meditation for Highly Sensitive People:

Peace, Love & Namaste to my Fellow Sensitive Souls-Em