“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry its own weight, this is a frightening prospect.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Step 1: Taking Responsibility for Your life
When I conceptualized my blog last November, I knew that I wanted to write posts focusing on mindfulness meditations about life and how I could actualize my dreams. I began clearing all the cobwebs from my past that no longer applied or stained my perspectives when preparing for the present and the future. I realize that I have carried around images of myself that have been tainted by my breast cancer, reliving my mother’s death in 2003; and the complications from my GBS and BrCa that continue to haunt me affecting my image of my body and life. I realized I must take responsibility and accountability of my life to flip the script to creating who I am. before I can change my life, first I must take full responsibility. It means to stop blaming others – the demanding employer, ungrateful children, unpredictable weather, irritating spouse, unreliable friend, useless government, unfavorable circumstances, an unjust God – and instead realize that you are the creator of your own life story. So I see myself living through the worse aspects of breast cancer and the complications associated and see myself making healthier choices and to deal with the issues as they arise.
Consciousness raising is the key element here. We are conditioned to conduct our lives unconsciously resembling watching a movie of living life on auto pilot and automatically reacting to everything and everyone. What we can do now is take a deep breath, realize that we have a choice and that the first choice is whether we want to simply react in a reflex-like manner or whether we want to make a conscious decision of what the best course of action is. Begin by taking responsibility for everything that has happened in your life so far. The difference is that in the past we unconsciously created undesired effects by not being present and behavior we have learned from others. Realize that we can intentionally have thoughts to create the lives we have always dreamed of. Responsibility means that it is not based on duty and assigning blame and guilt but embracing your life through your thoughts, your actions and your decisions. It is a question of cause and effect and hopefully a shift from unconscious creation to conscious creation. The quality of our decisions is a totally different story and will be discussed in future posts. Once we have decided to become the conscious creators of our lives, a whole wide world of opportunity arises and opens up its gates to an ideally purposeful life. Please have a look at Oprah on Taking Responsibility for Your Life – Oprah’s Lifeclass – Oprah Winfrey Network. What do you create in your life? Are you living the life you want? Peace & Love Out! JBC 😎 & ❤
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