D34: The Humility of Bonds

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Same as:

  • The connection of humbleness
  • The ties of gratitude

(a little lengthy, with good reason)

The measures of respect for others directly influences our bonds. When we allow it, humility opens the door to conflict resolution, first, within ourselves, then, the other.

Respect for human value consistently triumphs because of the humility aspects in its behavior.

Unarguably, there are challenges with people, but really, those are merely practices in gratitude. It’s all in perception. People who grow us are humbled treasures to be had.

Humility weighs out a matter with balanced scales, and, then, if the option should be to sever ties, human value remains in tact by promoting the other out of the relationship. Using strengths in honesty evokes a better path of success for both parties, even in break-ups.

The integrity of a relationship can be examined with simple questions that serve as the ‘ask  yourself’ today:

  • “Are my contributions to this relationship bettering him/her, or hurting him/her?”
    • bettering me, or hurting me?
  • “Is his/her contributions to this relationship bettering me, or hurting me?”
    • bettering him/her, or hurting him/her?
  • “Are we the best version of our relationship?”
  • “What can we do, together, to strengthen our ties?
  • Would it be better to part ways?”

Not all relationships need an ax, some need only a little pruning. Unfortunately, though, some need an ax.

On the other hand, if you’ve been ‘axed’ and still have a wounds that isn’t healing, the best solution is quite simple: intentional acts of kindness to strangers; (This is not today’s challenge, rather, it’s on-going, all the time) Find a way to ‘give of yourself’ in a worthy cause, it reroutes your fears (emotional scars) and turns them into spiritual victories; just be sure to consistently maintain humility in your kindness for the best result, otherwise artificial pride can set in and cause past hurts to resurface.

Exercise for the day: 

BIG Challenge: Humbled bonds: Evaluate your relationship with God today. Ask the questions given already, except, focus on your relationship with Him.

Bonds heal Humility

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