With soap and water I wish to wash away the heavy muck on the word, responsibility. It deserves to be wiped clean of feeling like a burden, like something to avoid, if that was possible. It’s not possible! Whether you like it or not, you are responsible. Everything you think, every thought goes out into infinite space with a vibrating tag leading right back to you. Every moment of every day you send messages, good or bad. Its human to have bad feelings so don’t white-wash it and conversely, avoid feeling bad.
The thing to do is to own it. Be responsible for every feeling you have by realizing what you already know, you are what you think. Now be gentle with yourself. I say this because responsibility is a benefit. Once you relax into living with this truth you realize your power over your life. And then you have a power no one can touch. It’s yours to keep, to have and to hold and to use. In that is the clean responsibility I spoke of earlier.
Also this thing, about every thought going out into infinite space with a trail back to you, has good news. The infinite space is very friendly and says YES over and over again. So if you think, “I am peaceful.” It says yes you are. If you think “I am disgusting,” it says yes you are. And so on . . .
Remember, with responsibility you are in charge. Change your thoughts and you change your reality. Not immediately, not overnight, but in due time the longer you visit that fine thought. Native American culture believes that everything happens in just the right way at just the right time. That’s a lot like, “Be Here Now.” And there is real magic in the practice of being in the moment, with your focused thoughts and with a universe that is constantly saying Yes.
For more on this subject watch the 18+ minute Ted Talk by Lisa Feldman Barrett entitled, “You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions. Your brain creates them.”https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_feldman_barrett_you_aren_t_at_the_mercy_of_your_emotions_your_brain_creates_them