It may be that the most misunderstood color of the rainbow is indigo. A young Isaac Newton bought a couple of prisms and forced a narrow stream of sunlight through them. The result produced a rainbow-like effect on the wall. He realized there was a spectrum of visible light and he named seven of them, placing indigo between blue and violet. It is a deep hue. Later Arthur Schopenhauer explored the subjective nature of colors. In his view, colors are not in the physical properties of light. Colors are in the eye.
Similarly, in the spectrum of human qualities, humility may be the most understood. It is a deep quality. It involves a grounded perception of one's true place in the world. It is neither an over-estimation of one's worth (conceit), nor an under-estimation of it (humiliation). Both are manifestations of false pride. It is not about thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.
True humility is a noble quality. Spencer W. Kimball said, "Humility is royalty without a crown." It is a part of greatness at its core, as Rabindranath Tagore noted: "We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility."
Humility is the beginning of the grateful soul. It is the foundation of a forgiving heart. It is the bedrock of a profoundly peaceful mind. It is the substance of a joyful life. It is the portal to an abundant existence. It is the pinnacle of flowing, nourishing love.
Begin with humility; it is indigo. Light your Vision. See the change!
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