Humility is knowing that we have nothing to defend. When a person realizes that they are living in two worlds, the world of the ego, and the world of the spirit, a person can choose to spend more time in the world of the Spirit and less time in the world of the ego. Giving up defending the things of the ego is such a grand liberation. There is nothing any longer to fear. A person can just be ordinary.
Being ordinary a person can give up pretence, give up trying to save face, give up putting on airs and making things seem one way when deep down the person knows that they are another way.
In choosing to spend more time in the world of the Spirit the person feels safe, has more peace and bliss and is at home with God. Jesus told us to be “in the world but not of the world.”
We should always remember that we have a choice: to defend the ego, or to walk with Love. The practice of humility comes from the decision to walk with Love.