Monday, April 17, 2017

Humility and the Middle Way

Humility and the middle way are two concepts that compliment each other very well. The concept of the middle way can be  considered as a product of the practice of humility. Humility is often thought of as putting yourself down but that is not, or should not, be the Christian meaning. This conceptualization of humility is a consequence of thinking from within an egotistical framework that implicitly enshrines the concept of self. Real humility is about understanding the limits of human knowledge and thought. Ignorance is bad but so is being overconfident in a set of beliefs. The middle way is an acceptance of the limitations of  human knowledge and the ability to be intelligent while tolerating ambiguity. Humility is the act of doing this in your daily life