"May the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth, bless you from Zion." (Ps. 134:3)
We live in a world where children and youth are taught that they are center of their own universe. Everyone gets a trophy, no one older gets respect because everyone should be the center of attention all the time. We always accept people as they are, because everyone's actions are appropriate no matter who else gets hurt. It becomes impossible to kneel before any entity, if we have never had the understanding of being anything but the center of our own universe.
Psalm 134 is the final psalm in the series of Ascents. The people are at the end of their pilgrimage in Jerusalem. With verse three, they hear the benediction, and begin their perilous journey home. In this last psalm, on the last day, the key theological word, is "bless." The verb "bless" occurs in three of the four lines of the psalm. The Hebrew root for "bless" is literally "to kneel," as in paying homage to a superior. According to The New Interpreter's Bible commentary, kneeling "indicates loyalty to and dependence upon God." One cannot offer God loyalty and our dependence if we are the center and the sun, moon, stars, and even God revolves around us.
Today, actually kneel on the floor (if physically able), and offer God your devotion and loyalty. Then, come up with some action of humility later in the day. Perhaps it is putting some money in a Red Kettle, or going out of your way to thank someone who works in an otherwise thankless job. Then, before you go to bed, pray again. This time, ask God to give you a proper perspective on your life, leaving you neither haughty nor humiliated. Then, thank God for the faith to bless God's holy name, and the humility to make God the center. Then, go to sleep with a renewed sense of peace and joy.