Dungeon Prompts: Humbling Ourselves

 This week’s prompt is: Humbling Ourselves

“On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.”

― Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

“Life is a long lesson in humility.”

― J.M. Barrie, The Little Minister

“There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you’re wrong and you can’t face it; the other is when you’re right and nobody else can face it.”

― Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Today’s Prompt:

There are certain situations, whether it is at work or around particular family members or friends, where you know in advance that you will have to humble yourself to get through the day. Tell us about a place where you force yourself not to react in a natural manner, but humble yourself to make things work. Do you have any techniques, such as visualizations, or breathing to help you get through it? Do you prepare yourself in advance or is it always a sudden biting of the tongue that happens. Take us through your processes of humbling yourself.

The article that you link to this prompt should be a new post written specifically for this assignment. 


Dungeon Prompts can be a vehicle for us to open up the abandoned rooms inside ourselves and dust them off a bit.  Take the prompt, explore the recesses of your mind, and get back with a poem, story, essay or creative offering.  Link your post to this specific prompt page and I’ll share your link back with our readers.

To participate, all you’ll need to do is:

1.            Tag your post with: “DungeonPrompts”

2.            Link back to this page in the body of your post *

3.            Dive deep within and give us a glimpse of your soul!**


*note: If the pingback doesn’t work, then please leave the link to your post in the comment section.

**If you don’t have a blog please feel free to join the discussion in the comment section

Be sure and come back to check out the other prompt contributors throughout the week. Comment on their posts and let them know what you think.  Together we can help create a community of great writers and honest seekers.  We are a mad blend, let us honor the wisdom within.


Prompt Contributors:

Thou Shalt Not Bend – The Seeker’s Dungeon

Dignity – Self Therapy

Humbly – Koko Boocro

Reigning in Humility – Nik’s Place

Links Dream Cloud Diaries

Staying Mum – Not Just Sassy on the Inside

The Journey Towards Humility – Living, Learning and Letting Go

Humbling Myself – Vanbenschoten

Humbling Myself – Traces of the Soul

Willing to Ask in Humility – MarthaOstout

How about you?



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About the author

I am a King without a Kingdom, in a world with many masters, wrapped in the spoils of a jealous heart, and my people’s callous laughter.


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