"Modesty is the heartbeat of contentment."
As you continue on your journey of enlightenment there is one thing that you should continuously seek and that is the "Spirit's Embodiment of Positive Living" . One way is modesty in which is truly important because it shows gratitude for all blessings. When gratitude is shown it leads to a life of contentment. We shouldn't want for more than we seek if that in which we seek gives us less. That is to say, we shouldn't strive for material possessions wholeheartedly. We must tend to the spiritual, emotional, and mental body mostly. It is what we do to ourselves that reflects the world.
It is such a saddened life to long for desires that only holds momentary happiness. It is such a miserable way of living to look down upon others because the ego is bruised. We must remember that we are no further away from homelessness than the man who has been homeless for years. Life's circumstances can change in the blink of an eye and we can be on the receiving end of a give and take exchange at any time. When I see a homeless person I tend to give to them because I would want the same done for me.
Modesty also has its share in being humble. Now, humbleness is like a fine diamond in my opinion. It doesn't show that you are weak, but instead shows you have strength in character. It is natural to judge strength from a physical standpoint, but that isn't the only type of strength one can possess. Some are intellectually strong, spiritually strong, while others can be emotionally strong, or even a combination of strengths. On your journey you will find out what works best for you. Still it is important to remain humble because people are busier now and it really is an act of kindness to stop and give someone a little of your time. So when a person really goes out of their way for you it is wise to be thankful.
We should also not close ourselves off from love. Love likes to play hide and seek and our expectations seems to always be the seeker. So we get hurt in life and we hate love. We say love is the one to blame when it is not. Love is what gives us life. We should not look to love as our savior though. Love is who we are and we are love. Share good love with others and it will come back to you. It isn't easy to live this way entirely because the ego doesn't like this way of living.
Still it doesn't hurt to give it a try. When you get really in tuned to your soul it will be easier to put your ego in place or even recognize when it wants to be a spoiled brat. The human experience is amazing because it is so complex. It is equally humorous though because it is only through complexity that we learn to live a simple life.
The Spirit's Embodiment of Positive Living
Spiritual literature for the soul to inspire a better life.