Reflections

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  1. Antoinette

    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.

    2 years ago
  2. Cathie

    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.

    2 years ago
  3. Jamie

    My mental health and physical health will shift. I will also be able to take in full responsibility

    2 years ago
  4. Drew Blanton

    My mind might shift.

    2 years ago
  5. Don Jones

    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.

    2 years ago
  6. Kylee

    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!

    2 years ago
  7. Charlie T

    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.

    2 years ago
  8. Mica

    I like that. The shift is valuable and gives me opportunities to grow 🙂

    2 years ago
  9. Chester

    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.

    2 years ago
  10. Barb C

    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”!

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Go, Barb! Good luck with your ‘situation’! 🙂

      2 years ago
  11. Javier Visionquest

    Where I take responsibility for anything, at all, I discover freedom.
    Love, free and clear, my friends! ~JVq

    2 years ago
  12. c
    carol

    change in interactions— acceptance of both parties limitations. the only ones to be investigated are mine, looking to evolve beyond them.

    2 years ago
  13. A
    AP

    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.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Congratulations, AP – that’s not easy to do

      2 years ago
  14. Holly in Ohio

    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.

    2 years ago
    1. Antoinette

      Lovely Holly! Thank you 😊

      2 years ago
    2. Rabbit

      Excellent wisdom Holly. Thank you. We need to declutter too.

      2 years ago
    3. Carol

      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.

      2 years ago
    4. Y
      Yram

      I give you a gold star 🌟 such small steps but major at the same time.

      2 years ago
      1. Holly in Ohio

        Oh gosh! Thank you, everyone, for your kind words!!!

        2 years ago
  15. Carla

    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.

    2 years ago
  16. Carol

    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.

    2 years ago
    1. Barb C

      Oh, thank you for this! The ability to respond is a keeper.

      2 years ago
      1. Carol

        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.

        2 years ago
  17. Avril

    This is one of those “in your face“ questions. I believe conflict takes two. You may have an antagonist; but, participation is a choice. My stepdaughter and I participate in conflict. I’m the grown-up; yet I can get sucked in. She is here own person. I have to accept that. But, I may be a positive influence if I can stay as the embodiment of peace. This is easier to do when I’m practiced up. Today was a good morning.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Congrats, Avril – wishing you many good days 🙂

      2 years ago
  18. sunnypatti48317

    My perspective, my attitude… the outcome of said difficulty. The ability to be strong and accepting in the face of new difficulties, because they are sure to happen at some point along this human journey.

    2 years ago
  19. Rabbit

    I have often thought of trouble as a big ball of bad tangled things and if just one little part starts to unravel the whole ball might unravel and the trouble will be resolved or at least lessened. I can untangle what is my responsibility. 🏐🏐🏐

    2 years ago
  20. Joseph McCann

    If I recognize my part in any difficulties and accept it………maybe, just maybe with clarity and humility I will play less of a part or none the next time trying situations arise.

    2 years ago
  21. Helly

    Taking responsability creates space, and then there is room for movement- for things to change.

    2 years ago
  22. EJP

    Trust.

    2 years ago
  23. Michele

    Perhaps the question should read why do people not take full responsibility for their part in any difficulties…. to me, it only makes sense to own up to your part, always be truthful.
    🐇🐇🐇

    2 years ago
    1. Antoinette

      You are wonderful Michele! Thank you 😊

      2 years ago
    2. Mica

      And rabbit rabbit rabbit to you, too, Michele – my ‘baby brother’ is 67 today 🙂

      2 years ago
  24. Kevin

    The ability to arrive at a lasting resolution to the difficulty at hand, and prevent it from happening again.

    2 years ago
  25. O.Christina

    All is shifting. Fear to peace of mind, rejection to acceptance, a closed heart opens, Light shines on the problem at hand and the difficulty has a chance to be transformed into Love which is there always. Thank you dearly, to you who share here and to the Gratefulness-team for all you do here for the sake of all and for all of us. 🙏🙇🙏

    2 years ago
    1. Avril

      Yes. I need to thank them regularly, too.

      2 years ago

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