Peace, one and all…
Today’s selection from Ibn Ata’illah’s Hikam explores the nature of real humility.
Real humility is the one that arises
from the contemplation of His Sublimity
and the illumination of His Attribute
Humility is often described as being like the earth, in this passage Ibn Ata’illah illustrates that true humility emerges from the contemplation of Divine majesty, and thus our utter insignificance. To be truly humble, to be truly human, we must contemplate that which is infinitely greater than ourselves, we must contemplate the Divine.