To me one aspect of humility is the ability to look at ourselves ob
Then there are deeper aspects, when something within ourselves that is dysfunctional is brought to our attention or we see it within ourselves. Admitting that flaw is humility and stepping back to look at how to fix that within ourselves is an even greater sign of humility.
Being humble enough to admit that we do not know everything is very important. Doing so opens our minds to new knowledge and perspectives on life. When a person can’t admit this, they do not grow intellectually, spiritually, or any other way.
I consider myself to be very humble. I have no problem doing the things above. I hear a lot of people say that they don’t care what others say about them, but I think that is the wrong way to think. It is through listening to those perspectives that we can see ourselves through the eyes of others. Though, we must filter out those things that are only meant to hurt us.
Although, I am humble in many ways, there are some aspects that I have difficulty with. I struggle with admitting weakness. I’ll carry everything on my shoulders to the point that my legs break beneath me. Then everything ends up being a mess, because it was too much for me to handle alone.
Someone recently told me that I look at myself with a magnifying glass that distorts the image sometimes. There is a lot of truth in that. Sometimes I judge myself way too harshly, expecting perfection. When I don’t meet that standard, I’m very hard on myself. I hold myself to standards that are unreasonable.
Those things that I expect from myself, those humble aspects, I don’t expect from others. I guess I just learned a long time ago that we cannot control other people’s actions and thoughts. The only person that I can control is myself, but I end up accepting unacceptable behavior and being a door mat. In a lot of cases, I end up being the only one taking responsibility for actions and mistakes made.