The Gateway to Humility #938 

by Sue Hawkes

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” 

― Rumi 

Last week, I lost my temper. Though I apologized quickly, it doesn’t matter, I can’t take it back. My words won’t be unheard. It may be forgiven and even forgotten, but it doesn’t change the impact. 

It wasn’t the first time; I can work to be better to ensure it’s the last time. 

This Rumi quote sums it up for me.  

Let me have the presence of mind, the connection to a higher purpose, the deep faith to recognize my ego’s engagement and remind myself of my own imperfections in the moment. 

Raising my words is the gateway to humility. 

Sue HawkesThe Gateway to Humility #938