The meaning of humbleness in English has a slightly different
connotation and nuance in Japanese. In Japanese,
"unobtrusiveness" may be a more suitable definition.
Many of us as human beings constantly seek recognition from
others. One often overhears statements such as "My
efforts lead to my success" or "Because I studied
hard...". However, the frequent usage of the word "I"
(or "my") merely indicates one's ego.
One who distinguishes oneself from others unconsciously limits
his ability by setting boundaries around himself, thereby
confining himself into a small
However, one who has developed the understanding that although
everyone possesses different bodies, each soul is derived originally
from the same source, enabling one to make full use of the unlimited resources
from this common sub-consciousness world.
Humbleness is one of the most effective triggers which is
able to instigate or initiate this
"Let's suppose you are given a bowl from the Great Spirit. If
that bowl is filled with the selfish thoughts of 'I' or 'my', even though the Great
Spirit tries to help, there is no room left in the bowl for
spiritual energy to enter. However, on the contrary, if you
always think of others, your bowl becomes "empty". The bowl
which may seem to be empty, is, in reality full - filled with invisible energy from the
Great Spirit filled."
As explained in other chapters, to make one's dream come
true is easy if one knows how to use one's sub-consciousness
(actually through one's own spirit guide).
Remember, one's ability is very limited if one makes boundaries
and distinguishes oneself from others. We should realize that we
can live and exist because of other people and many other things
through the sub-consciousness world and through our spirit
guides. As you may now realize, usage of "I" or
"my" based on self ego does not make
Perhaps the following will help you to understand this
In your conversations, if you notice yourself stating "My
family…", "My money…", "My
house…", My car…", etc. - it should signal a
warning regarding the constant usage of these "my" words. The mention of these
self-centered terms produces knots on the Silver Cord (described in
another chapter), which hinders your spirit guide from
helping and guiding you.
According to a higher spirit, "Especially, if you brag about yourself, you should know
that you are making a couple of knots on your Silver Cord."
This message discusses humbleness - "Seek good
traits in others. Be courageous to admit your shortcomings. Then
you will spontaneously become humble gradually." Keep
this in mind at all times.