While it is sometimes hard to see how modesty ties into an attitude of positivity or optimism, which is thoroughly essential in character development, modesty is necessary for recognising when you have had enough and when you are sufficiently capable, well-behaved and humble.
By attaining a higher sense of our modesty of character, we can obtain a greater appreciation for life itself. Through learning that we do not need excess, whether that be in a material or spiritual sense, we can evolve into better people. Positivity comes from within; we can learn, not from the plenty we have within our lives, which exists separately.
Why Should We Be Humble?
In life, finding balance is one of the most complex yet most important concepts for us to grasp. Modesty ensures balance through measuring our reason and humility and keeping them in check. Balance of the mind is fundamental to moving through life while living firmly in the present.
Humility is a great skill when it comes to connecting with others. If we are arrogant or vain, we will find ourselves pushing people away through our distasteful behaviour. Just as negativity is infectious, negative behaviour is too. Conversely, behaving positively with others will resonate well. If we do not act with pretence and treat others plainly with positivity, we will see that our relationships improve hugely.
Finally, to act with modesty and humility accepts a certain degree of realism about the way life is, and we do not have to overcompensate for any of our flaws or issues in life. Modesty is an almost stoic allowance of what is proper to shine through without overcomplicating things.
How to Act Modestly
Finding grounding within ourselves and feeling as though we don’t have to overcompensate for anything can be very hard. However, practices allow us to understand better what we mean when we act in specific ways and aid us in becoming more modest and self-loving people.
Actualising positive self-talk is vital for creating more humility within us. If we take the time to recognise our thoughts and deal with them as they come, we can accept why we think in positive or negative patterns and attune them to more positive and realistic stances. It is all about recognising how your mind causes you to behave when you least realise it.
Guided meditation allows us to fulfil these ideas through self-actualising and recognising the thoughts we have mindfully and within a safe space for self-development. By working on ourselves through guided meditation, our grounding and ability to see how we behave gain clarity. As a result, we can align ourselves with greater humility and modesty. Activities such as affirmation and visualisation can unwind the problems we have faced to work out the root of the wounds and traumas. Often, getting to the bottom of our problems allows us to move past them and establish healthier living patterns.