The answer to this article’s title begs another question: Do humility and calm intermix in your life or do they separate? If your actions congregate round the latter idea, your impression of calm is in dire straits. Why the disservice to your life? When all else fails the humble heart knows when to remain silent, when silence is golden, calm and enough.
Leaving home without the presence of calm is akin to drinking and driving.
If you wander out your door bereft of humility and calm, you might as well stay home. The humble heart never asks for more than it is given and is never drawn into more than it needs. Humility senses the need for calm. Humility draws upon it many times during the day as surely as a rain reaches the ground. Both need nourishment. Calm emboldens us to humility, one cannot operate without the other. Humility allows calm to reach us when we feel shallow, where we talk instead of listen.
Find those who talk to often and you will find someone who’s temperament is not acclimatized to waiting for anything, much less a calm moment.
Your temperament can be tempered.
It is up you to decide which you need more of, not your mind or your body, they can only signal the ascent of your needs, what you think of most and how what you rely upon for energy. Calm will never preoccupy your thoughts as much as your ego does. Calm seeks to remove thinking from the process. Its surplus of awaiting energy brings focus the likes of which ego could only dream of tapping into.
Ego seeks to destroy calm and awaken fear. Fear splinters calm and with it all abandon the ship of humility for another voyage. There the voyage multiplies, as do the voices we listen to and share alike. “Why waste time with calm” says the ego, “I will give you all you ever need or need to look forward to.” And so the battle ensues. Who do you listen to and how often?
Calm says “sit down stranger and take a load off, I’ve been waiting to talk to you for a whips while.” If you sit down for more than two or three seconds calm invites humility to join you. If you wait even longer they become trusted friends whom you can rely upon in any circumstance.
Calm and humility exceed the demands of ego.
One whispers, the other shouts. One waits, the other demands. One rebuilds, the other terminates. Practically speaking, how you approach any situation will indicate whose voice you listen to. If words tumble before you breathe in and out two or three times, then calm has definitely left the building.
Remember calm and humility walk hand in hand with your higher self, and will never steer you wrong unless you choose to define how they speak. Why not turn a whisper into a song, then sing it for the rest of your life?