Owning the Problem Is the Nature of Personal Responsibility

If we don’t work on ourselves to understand our true nature, we will never understand human nature in others.

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When you over-identify with something you abdicate personal responsibility in the form of blindness to the infinite variety of all things.

personal responsibility is the awareness, recognition, and acceptance of owning the problem.

Personal responsibility is the ultimate self-love

Self-love offers certainty without a defensive posture.

”So somebody comes along and gets to me. They get me angry or uptight or they awaken some desire in me, wow am I delighted. They got me. And that’s my work on myself. If I am angry with you because your behaviour doesn’t fit my model of how you should be, that’s my problem for having models. No expectations, no upset. If you are a liar and a cheat, that’s your Karma. If I’m cheated, that’s my work on myself.” — Ram Dass

The answer is simple: the ego is a container, a constraint, and a prison.

Personal responsibility is freedom from the status quo — the egotistical container — be it at the level of the self or sitting wholly liberated within the confines of an ego-constructed societal box.

The brain has developed so that we care about what other people think of us.

What does personal responsibility have to do with all this?

Personal attacks based on the idea of, “I’m right and you’re wrong,” are manifestations of an unchecked ego.

Learning to become aware of your true nature as a human being is part of the liberating process of personal responsibility.

Imagine leading from your difference — from your queerness — to create a more loving and accepting world.

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I help human-hearted creatives cultivate their purpose to experience more freedom, impact, and joy in their lives. DarrenStehle.com.

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