Modesty is a River in Egypt

A friend recently tweeted:


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Brilliant, said I. Then I gave it some thought…

Modesty is not ignorance at all, really. We might claim ignorance for the sake of modesty but it’s just a lie.

Modesty is denial.

You actually do know how wonderful you are, I don’t care what evidence to the contrary exists.

Despite what the egoic voices in your head may be babbling about, a part of you also knows you are perfect, whole and complete exactly as you are in this very moment.

To deny this is to deny what is most precious: the source of all our strength, courage, love and hope.

And yet we do this all the time.

  • By allowing our fears to limit our behaviors.
  • By putting ourselves at a level below other people.
  • By putting ourselves at a level above other people.
  • By not shouting our own praises from every rafter.
  • By not sharing our joy, our dreams and our deepest desires with everyone around us.
  • By being modest.

Enough, already. Break out of your not-so-modest denial and take that first step towards admitting you have a problem.

What problem? Glad you asked:

You are exquisitely perfect just as you are. What are you going to do about it?