Wednesday, October 12, 2005

On being responsible...

This was part of the discussion we had during the second session of the LFIA series. Below is how Landmark Education defines and describes responsibility:


Responsibility starts with saying you are cause in the matter.

Responsibility is not burden, fault, praise, blame, credit, shame or guilt. In responsibility, there is no evaluation of good or bad, right or wrong. There is simply what's so, and your stand.

Being responsible starts with the willingness to deal with a situation from the point of view that you are generator of what you do, what you have and what you are. That is not the truth. It is a place to stand (from).

NO one can make you responsible, nor can you impose responsibility on another. It is a grace you give yourself--an empowering context that leaves you with a say in the matter of life.

And my notes:

Making yourself responsible for something gives you power. By recognizing yourself as the source of the lost of integrity, you empower yourself by having full control and creating the possibility of transforming the "lost of integrity" into the "creation of integrity."

You have full control of yourself by being responsible instead of choosing to be a "victim/effect of circumstances."

Realizing this, I can no longer have any good excuse.

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