The antecedent and outcome of insight is humility
The tragedy of Solomon is that he let his gift of wisdom and insight take a backseat to his urges and emotions. Did he let his successes get to his head and heart? Did he develop a kind of hubris due to being heralded as a great king for a long time?
The fascinating condition of the insight experience is that it can only arise from a person’s acknowledgement of the gaps in his abilities and understanding. Furthermore, the acquisition of insight allows the person to know how little he knows.
Maybe, the true hallmark of humility is not when the person claims that they are humble; it is when the person soberly and reasonably understands how little they know and how powerless they really are given certain conditions…
… But still keeping faith that they have the agency and the opportunity to thrive and flourish.
Luke 18:9-14. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 296: OCTOBER 23, 2022]