Humiliated? It’s alright!

My friends recently told me that one of his students left his class as the class was not entertaining her and was not giving her enough attention. Being from a prestigious family she was being humiliated by giving the same treatment like everyone else was given around. He was really shocked as it was a very small reason to take such a harsh step.

One of the major cause of suffering is Humiliation. We all face humiliation in our daily life, it may be in the form of insult done by our parents in front of our friends, by the teachers in front of the whole class, by our boss at work or even a simple thing like people not responding to our WhatsApp messages. It can spoil everything from relationships to our self esteem.

HOW TO DEAL WITH HUMILIATION ?

Become aware of the fact that humiliation does not weaken you — it strengthens you by bringing you closer to your real self.

When you have a sense of belongingness and Oneness with everything around you, you don’t feel humiliated. The more egotistic you are, the more you identify yourself with your body, the more humiliation you feel. When you are carefree, childlike and have a greater sense of kinship then there is no question of feeling humiliated.

The long term solution to this is, becoming aware of who you really are. When you are committed to the truth and not to your ego then you don’t feel humiliated.

If you are afraid of humiliation or even by a slightest doubt about what will people say if you try something new and fail miserably, if you hurt others by being honest to yourself and others, if go wrong while giving answers in the class whose accuracy is uncertain, you can neither make progress in your material life nor in your spiritual life. When you stand above humiliation, you get closer to the Self – to the God. When you are steeped in love, with the Existence, with the Divine, nothing whatsoever can humiliate you.

So, the way out of humiliation is:

Get humiliated!

Be childlike

Be crazy

Get steeped in love with the Divine

And be totally committed to the truth.

And most importantly,

Be Yourself!

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