Humility is … channeling Hashem’s (G-d’s) humility through you. This means never being too high on oneself to think we’re too smart, too pretty, too accomplished, too rich, too popular etc. to relate to another human.
When I lived in Crown Hts., Brooklyn and stood for hours on the Sunday dollar line to receive a blessing from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, I saw true humility. Young, old, rich, homeless, Jewish, non-Jewish, religious, secular, you name it – those lines on Sunday were full of all types of people seeking advice, blessings and connection with a holy sage such as the Rebbe. The Rebbe, in his eighties, stood for 8 hours straight and received each person with humility and grace. When a woman asked how the Rebbe could stand for so long, the Rebbe replied that ‘when you’re counting diamonds, you don’t get tired.’ Each person to the Rebbe is a diamond. And that is how to channel G-d’s humility. To look at each person as a gem.
20th day of the Jewish month of Cheshvan – the month of Humility