humble – a meditation

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Proud scholar
step down from your summit
fall in love and become a fool!
Become humble like dust
walk with everyone
good and bad, young and old
so one day
you may become a king.

— Rumi

At a recent meeting, the topic was Tradition 8, “Al-Anon 12th Step work should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.” In Al-Anon, I have found that not only don't I have all the answers, I actually have very few. When I am humble, open to learning, I can gain new insight and wisdom from anyone. None of us are set up as authorities in the program, we all share equally. Certainly, I have learned from those who are “old” in the program, but I have equally learned from members at their first, second, or tenth meeting. In Al-Anon, we are all at times fools and at times kings.

When I remember to “step down from [my] summit”, “become humble like dust”, and “walk with everyone”, I truly “become a king” in my living.

A meditation for August 21, 2013.

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