Humility allows us to see clearly our own imperfections
and the ways that we too cause pain
to ourselves and others.
If we forget to be humble we might find ourselves
wrapped in a false cloak of knowing,
followed by a larger armour of superiority.
Pain and disappointment thrives
with the desire to dominate,
to be more than, and certain about something,
or everything, or nothing.
When we humbly surrender the need to be superior to others,
we allow the opportunity to experience ourselves
as simply a living being,
connected to others in the magnificence
of both sunlight and darkness.
Confining our life to a single perspective
is a lonely disservice to the very nature of life itself,
as revealed in experiencing each shared breath,
while noticing that spider on the wall
and the bird singing in the background.