Humbleness, a receptive condition of mind; a state of awe, or acknowledgment of dependence or even defeat. See postures
Humility, sometimes because of being betrayed or hurt so much you are on your knees and are thrown down because to it. An acknowledgement of dependence or co-operation. Or sometimes from a tremendous sense of awe. It can be a sign of defeat, a recognition of a superior force.
Also often used to get closer to or examine someone or something.
Example: On my right in the hedge I found my manuscript of my present writings scattered, wet with rain, and jumbled. I gathered the manuscript out of the hedge, realising this was what happened when one left it to other people to look after and circulate ones work. Now I was in the foyer of a large well-kept hotel. Kneeling on the floor I sorted out and set into order the manuscript. Despite its fate it now seemed undamaged and complete. None was lost. I was now going to care for it myself.
Here kneel is shown as an indication of being humble enough and close enough to sort out his own problems.
Useful Questions and Hints:
What was being expressed in the kneeling?
Did you feel defeated or were you examining something?
Have you ever been on your knees – was it in prayer in being thrown down?