How much is this planet in the state that we’re in because our social conditioning does not encourage the skill of making our own choices and accepting the consequences of those choices? Do we try to control others, rather than support? How much do we as individuals take responsibility? Or do we play the very common blaming game?
Here is my favourite definition of Personal Responsibility –
Nothing and no-one is put on this earth to make my life work out.
While things might sometimes overwhelm me, I take full responsibility for giving myself the best life I can,
regardless of the past, or what may happen in the future.
Furthermore, I have the ability to make choices about how I respond to situations even if I can’t change the situations themselves.
I refuse to see myself as a victim, even though I may at times be victimised.
I am totally responsible for my life.
I am not responsible for other people’s lives.
The diagram below on the left is a general reflection of past social conditioning. The right diagram is where we are moving toward. See the ‘benefit’ in living on the left! And the benefit of living on the right. It’s our choice.
In this day and age, we are evolving towards a self controlled, rather than an other controlled, society. Our young are going to need this sense of responsibility if we are to become solution focussed rather than competitive and blaming.
“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”
QUOTE: The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. ~Bob Moawad
Peace, love and blessings, Lexia