My toe is continuing to heal, but part of the healing process requires that I wear a sock on my left foot at all times. Yesterday, I found myself walking out to the reception room at my office wondering what the people I was about to meet would think about my one sock. As it happens, they never asked.
This morning I am aware that having to wear my sock has provided me with another opportunity to encounter ego, and it's invitations of shame. I am pondering the difference between humility and humiliation. Humility reminds me that I am on a path to greater awareness. Humiliation invites me to think of my sock as a testament to failure.
Today, I am declining the invitations of humiliation, and seeing my sock as a more public reminder of my intentions be more aware.