Humbleness

“The humbleness of a warrior is not the humbleness of the beggar. The warrior lowers his head to no one, but at the same time, he doesn’t permit anyone to lower his head to him. The beggar, on the other hand, falls to his knees at the drop of a hat and scrapes the floor to anyone he deems to be higher; but at the same time, he demands that someone lower than him scrape the floor for him.” ~ Carlos Castaneda.

To be humble is not to see yourself as less than another or to undervalue your achievements; it is to see the meaninglessness of comparison and to be grateful for the powers within and without that have brought you to this point.