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Taking full responsibility means that I see what has happened and learn from it. I let go of the past and don’t live in it. Things shift and change all the time no matter what.
When we take responsibility for difficulties I think the blame game no longer comes into play and people focus on solutions to the difficulties vs. finding fault.
My mental health and physical health will shift. I will also be able to take in full responsibility
My mind might shift.
It is like devotion… looking around, everything is such much bigger than this. The I shrink’s, yielding to the Love. Like the seed, as it shoots and blossoms, the husk falls away to the emerging new.
I needed this today. I need to take responsibility for my health/fitness state, accept it and change it. Not make myself feel guilty but be aware and make goals to change it. No excuses!
If I take full responsibility for my situation, there is a chance for change. Much of what happens to me is due to my own actions.
I like that. The shift is valuable and gives me opportunities to grow 🙂
The difficulties! Not to be flippant in my response, but indeed to the extent we have a vested interest in anything, we can only do our part. Our priorities will not always be shared by others, nor is that a reasonable/desirable expectation, but when we act in accordance with our priorities, we do our part, and sometimes, others will follow.
This is very timely for me. I woke up thinking about how I was going to address a difficult situation that arose yesterday and all of my thoughts were about what the other person needs to do differently and what. I would say to. “make them see”. I will now sit with my role in what happened and it will be far more constructive if we do end up discussing it. I’m also quite sure it will be a surprise if I open a conversation with. “I want to talk about what I did yesterday” instead of. “what you did”!
Go, Barb! Good luck with your ‘situation’! 🙂
change in interactions— acceptance of both parties limitations. the only ones to be investigated are mine, looking to evolve beyond them.
I have experienced lots of grief and anxiety over family matters in the past. This had happened because I used to think that if I let things slip by (passively), things will be okay. But, over and over again, this passive approach has come back to haunt me. I take responsibility for not standing up for myself or my family when the moment called for it. I take responsibility for not resolving the matter on time and let the resentment simmer inside of me. If I take the responsibility, then I can resolve the matters and let go of things. I did that yesterday and I feel so much lighter today because of it. It was hard to do, but much needed for my own sake.
Congratulations, AP – that’s not easy to do
A man from Dublin taught me an Irish saying, first saying it to me in the Irish, “If you could kick in the pants the person most responsible for your troubles… you wouldn’t be able to sit for a week.” 🙂
It is true, and I never forgot it.
These days I am taking responsibility for my health. I’m just back from my morning walk, and I am trying to eat more vegetables and healthier throughout the day.
I’m also in the process of taking responsibility for my space and clearing out over a decade of family accumulation, and repairing and painting.
And in the global circle, I am taking responsibility for my trash by attempting to go zero waste, something I have been working on for years, and also lowering my carbon footprint. Not all the difficulties we have we see alone or make alone. In many things we can talke responsibility together, and do our part.
Lovely Holly! Thank you 😊
Excellent wisdom Holly. Thank you. We need to declutter too.
Holly, I thank the man from Dublin and you for the Irish saying, “If you could kick in the pants the person most responsible for your troubles…you wouldn’t be able to sit for a week.” It is so true and reminds me of a country western song, “I thank God for unanswered prayers.” Blame and shame can rule our lives when we don’t own our own thoughts, feelings and actions. Good luck with all your projects. I needed your sharing so very much today.
I give you a gold star 🌟 such small steps but major at the same time.
Oh gosh! Thank you, everyone, for your kind words!!!
I’ve come to know and strive to live by the spiritual principle of being responsible for my side of the street. With this practice comes a reduction in being critical of others. It’s no longer the victim stance of “look what they did to me!” It’s looking at my actions towards you/others.
The best definition I’ve ever heard for the word “responsibility” is “the ability to respond.” When I take full responsibility for my part in any difficulties, my perspective is much broader. Simply put, I much more likely to respond rather than react.
Oh, thank you for this! The ability to respond is a keeper.
Barb, I use to think that taking responsibility was a tremendous burden when really it is a gift. The “ability to respond” can be life changing.
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