Considering things I’ve been hearing, it is high time we take a step back and connect some dots here.
It is well known that enlightenment is something quite rare and most elusive. It is also sadly apparent that many people these days after reading a few books, going to a few classes, and meditating for a while decide they had the epiphany and are now enlightened. It seems most everyone, from Bill Mahar to your local minister to the girl behind the checkout counter, believes they have spirituality all figured out.
Whatever happened to spiritual humility?
…honestly, it may be an old idea, spiritual humility that is…no longer relevant to these times
it may also be a case of outside-in vs. inside-out perspectives. Talking about enlightenment “outside” of the experience, boldly, brashly even…vs being humble about the experience from “inside” the experience.
Finally, I am reminded of how many VERY WEALTHY people relate to their wealth…it seems that nowadays, if you are super wealthy, humility around it is not practiced very often, quite the contrary…but generations ago, the VERY WEALTHY were very humble about it, and didn’t flaunt it.
…worth exploring might also be the RELATIONSHIP of humility to spirituality…potentially awkward though because as soon as humility is explored…it no longer, is well, humble…